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What is Cybersecurity-as-a-Service?

What is Cybersecurity-as-a-Service?

Posted by Rob Scott on Apr 16, 2020

Cybersecurity is handwork. It’s hard for many reasons, but six really stand out:

  1. It’s hard to hire and retain talent.
  2. Building your cybersecurity stack is confusing with so many vendors, tool overlap, evaluating, testing and buying. It’s a huge task and workload.
  3. Ever-present and ever-changing threats mean you have to be agile and adapt always.
  4. New vulnerabilities are released every day.
  5. Staying compliant and proving it is a full time job.
  6. Cybersecurity can be expensive.

 

Not keeping up though isn’t an option. As cybersecurity has grown in importance across all sizes of organization, so too has the requirements. We must keep our people, data, and networks safe. So how can we achieve all this while many professionals can barely keep their head above water? The answer lies in Cybersecurity-as-a-Service.

 

Cybersecurity-as-a-Service Defined

Cybersecurity-as-a-Service is a partnership that provides you with cybersecurity advisors, a 24x7 SOC, best of breed technology and process to ensure your business is secure. It’s an affordable subscription service that adds much need resources to strapped teams, cuts through the vendor noise and allows you to stay secure and compliant.

 

Let’s dig into each of these areas.

 

Cybersecurity Experts

A true cybersecurity-as-a-service includes world-class experts. People that have battled for security and won. You want a team of advisors that know your business and can help you meet your security and compliance goals.

 

True cybersecurity-as-a-service includes 24x7 global Security Operation Center (SOC). A SOC should include experts with the right education and experience from Security Operation Centers, Network Operations Centers (NOCs), software engineering and IT backgrounds. This diversity and experience in real world environments allows a SOC to deliver value whether you are using Linux in AWS, Windows in Azure, or a hybrid cloud mixture of network hardware and software in on-premise solutions.

 

You want a team of people on your side that holds certifications Comptia Security Plus, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), GIAC, Cisco, and SANS.

 

Why? Because you want experts on your side to help you extend your internal experience.

 

Best of Breed Technology

Cybersecurity isn’t a one trick pony. A cybersecurity-as-a-service provider doesn’t need to have all the best technology, but they do need partnerships with the best. If the service can offer you a platform for aggregating data across your existing technologies and present findings in a single pane of glass, and advise on the best solution for your business; that’s a true partnership.

 

Cybersecurity Process

Expertise and technology go hand in hand with a scalable process. You want a cybersecurity-as-a-service that documents a process and records it for SOC2 compliance. The process should cover five basic rules:

 

  1. Tracking and accountability
  2. Data collection and in-depth analysis
  3. Customer focus and collaboration
  4. Prototype, testing and quality assurance
  5. Implementation and metrics

 

Every workflow must follow these rules to achieve the cybersecurity outcomes your business requires.

 

Cygilant Cybersecurity-as-a-Service

Rooted in 20 years of experience and with hundreds of customers, Cygilant Security-as-a-Service offers access to some of the best cybersecurity experts in the market with the technology, knowledge and proven procedures to tackle security threats proactively in a simple and affordable way.

 

Learn more about our services including vulnerability and patch management.

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