Small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) frequently deal with three cybersecurity “givens.” One is that cybercriminals are not too little to target you. To escape detection, even large ransomware groups are focused their efforts on medium-sized victims. The second is that although threat actors continue to develop new, more advanced techniques, your attack surface is growing, especially with the use of the cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Work-From-Home (WFH). The third is that your collection of cybersecurity providers and tools is probably too large to be efficient.

According to a Ponemon survey, businesses use an average of 47 different cybersecurity products and technologies. This is mostly due to the fact that new security measures are frequently introduced one at a time. They either address rising cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities with point solutions or newly accessible technology. When you lack the knowledge and resources to manage all the technologies, or the personnel and time to understand and utilize the analytics they produce, the ensuing sprawl in security operations can actually reduce cybersecurity effectiveness.

Consolidating cybersecurity solutions and providers to streamline your security operations is the solution to this vendor and technology sprawl. For instance, search for situations when different vendor skills overlap. Select a partner for consolidation who has the depth of cybersecurity knowledge and the breadth of cybersecurity technology to perform numerous functions.

A major issue for SMBs is a lack of resources to monitor and assess the data flow from your security equipment. A SOC-as-a-Service provider might benefit from receiving consolidated log data. These security companies can use their knowledge and cutting-edge tools, like AI, to monitor log data around-the-clock and notify you of any events that need your attention. This gives your team more time to concentrate on tasks that are essential for safeguarding your assets and offering round-the-clock coverage.

The advantage of CYB3R-X’s managed platform approach is that capabilities are centralized and accessible from a single console. To anticipate, stop, identify, and respond to attacks throughout your organization, our defense-in-depth capabilities collaborate. With CYB3R-X┬áManaged Threat Protection, find out more about defense-in-depth.