Fight cybercrime with greater efficiency and simplicity with a programmatic and integrated approach

Enterprises of all sizes are adopting a range of security-as-a-service offerings, or managed security services (MSS), for greater efficiency and simplicity. By offloading specialized labor- and data-intensive security tasks such as incident detection and post-problem recovery to a managed security service provider (MSSP), an organization can focus more on core abilities and business purpose.

At the same time, to maintain a consistent security program and align internal and service provider resources, enterprises are adopting the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).

Adopting such a standards-based framework, especially in concert with the services provided by a leading MSSP, can offer organizations advantages in experience, staffing, scope and access to data and tools. The NIST framework outlines five core tasks that security personnel must undertake:

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Avoiding the uneven security coverage that can haunt data silos requires an integrated, robust framework and approach.

Within each of these core functions, the framework is further divided into nearly 100 detailed categories of security outcomes and controls, such as governance, maintenance and response planning. Using a standardized approach such as the NIST CSF helps organize the activities of a security or incident team by outlining a logical, practical approach to incident management.

For organizations that adopt a security-as-a-service model, a reasonable expectation is that their MSSP can orchestrate actions based on such a security-response framework.

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