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7 Signs You Should Invest In Security As A Service

Posted by Miguel De Los Santos on Mar 20, 2018

As a Solutions engineer, we have the privilege of listening to mid-sized and large organizations that are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing cyber security landscape. This blog post will provide insight and hopefully educate those with one or more of the following signs that a Security as a Service was needed yesterday.

Let’s pause though. What is Security as a Service? This is a software-as-a-service security program that comprehensively identifies threats, helps mitigate risk and meet compliance. Generally, this is comprised of a balance between People, Process, and Technology.

 

How to Get a 24x7 SOC Team Without Hiring

Posted by Trevan Marden on Mar 16, 2018

Is your team overwhelmed and under-resourced? Extend your team and gain a 24x7 SOC without hiring for a single new position. Given the shortage of security talent in the market today, it can be extremely difficult to hire and retain qualified staff even if you have the resources. For those who don’t, it can be near to impossible. 

Thinking About Security as a Service? 7 Reasons Why It's Time to Stop!

Posted by Kevin Landt on Mar 15, 2018

Have you been thinking about using Security as a Service to supplement your team? If any of the statements below apply to your company, it’s time to stop thinking about it and start a new approach that incorporates Security as a Service into your operations.

5 Things to Look for in a Security-as-a-Service Provider

Posted by Trevan Marden on Mar 2, 2018

Information security is becoming a competitive advantage in many industries, with companies that can be trusted with financial data and personal information becoming better able to attract and retain customers and partners. Security as a service allows resource-constrained organizations to keep a level playing field with larger enterprises. Instead of a large upfront fixed cost for software such as SIEM, personnel hiring and professional integration services, security as a service spreads those costs over the subscription period. This model can provide more flexibility when budgeting IT expenditures. The scarcity of trained security professionals makes hiring trained staff in-house difficult. With security as a service, you can often receive around-the-clock security coverage for less than the cost of staffing one shift in-house.

How EiQ's Customers Benefit From Our Affordable, Effective Security As A Service

Posted by Security Steve on Jul 26, 2016

 

EiQ’s affordable, effective hybrid security as a service transforms how mid-market organizations build enterprise-class security programs. Acting as an extension of our customers’ IT teams, EiQ provides continuous security operations based on best-of-breed technology at a fraction of the cost of alternate solutions. EiQ is a trusted advisor to organizations that need to improve their IT security and compliance posture and protect against cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Here are just a handful of the organizations we’re proud to call customers:

Transforming IT Security at Mid-Market Organizations

Posted by Security Steve on Jan 5, 2016

If you are like most IT professionals these days, you are no doubt juggling an increasingly complex security landscape while struggling to stay up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques.

 

This can add up to an incredible amount of unproductive time. In fact, according to IDC, 35% of organizations spend more than 500 hours a month just reviewing security alerts, and The Ponemon Institute has revealed that some organizations waste a staggering 395 hours per week on average just investigating false positives!

 

You’ve Found Your SaaS – Now what? Top 3 Things You Need to Prepare

Posted by Security Steve on Jun 26, 2015


You’ve made a decision.  You did your research.  You reviewed the analyst reports, you talked to colleagues and probably read dozens of white papers or buyer’s guides all about the benefits of outsourcing your security (SaaS). You want to commit. Congratulations! But much like any relationship, you need to be 100% ready and prepared if you want your SaaS partnership to be a raging success.  You need to know what you want and don’t want.  So, how do you get started? 

Security Spring Cleaning

Posted by Security Steve on May 22, 2015


Spring has sprung. The snow has melted and baseball season is underway.  It’s time to clear out the cobwebs, both literally and figuratively. And if Martha Stewart has any say about it, it’s time for a household’s typical spring cleaning involves clearing out closets, de-cluttering cabinets, and getting everything clean and shiny. But that’s not all that might need attention.  The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) say now is the perfect time for a “digital spring cleaning.”

 

In fact, they have offered up a laundry list of tips that are great reminders for all.  We’ve included a couple, plus a few of our own.

Security as a Service

Posted by Security Steve on May 15, 2015

One of the most anticipated information security industry reports has got to be Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Released this month, it dissected thousands of confirmed data breaches and security incidents from around the globe into emergent and shifting trends.  (If you haven’t downloaded the complete report, we definitely encourage you to do so.)

SANs In Your SOCs

Posted by Security Steve on Apr 17, 2015

Ironically, whether you are an IT professional or not, security, cyber risk and data breaches have hit the mainstream.  Recent headlines show that “Data security breaches have only gotten larger, more frequent and more costly. The average total cost of a data breach to a company increased 15 percent this year from last year, to $3.5 million per breach, from $3.1 million.”
 
Rather than becoming another statistic, companies are taking action and learning how to cut the possibility of risk down significantly with the right controls in place.  There are plenty of control sets on the market today. Security controls are safeguards and counteract or minimize security risks relating to digital property. They focus on technical aspects of information security with the primary goal of helping organizations prioritize and automate their efforts to defend against the most common and damaging insider and outsider attacks.

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