Outsourcing Security Services Pros and Cons

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 11, 2019 12:56:33 PM

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Outsourcing cybersecurity is becoming increasingly popular as cybersecurity continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of business. The reason it’s growing so rapidly is simple - the threat of cyber attacks are increasing and it’s putting pressure on companies in almost every industry to hire cybersecurity professionals to manage the growing demand. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there could be as many as 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. 

While there are a lot of factors that contribute to the work shortage, the most common reason is that qualified personnel are difficult to find. Companies like E-C Council are providing solid training for aspiring cybersecurity professionals. However, since these cybersecurity professionals are in such high demand, upon becoming qualified they are very difficult to retain.

The incredibly high demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals creates a difficult challenge for business leaders and HR professionals, many of whom are turning to outsourcing cybersecurity. At CyberMaxx, we’ve been helping businesses outsource cybersecurity for more than 10 years through our managed security services.

4 Pros For Why Outsourcing Security Services Might Be Right for Your Business

If you’re struggling to keep up with the cybersecurity staffing demands, here are four reasons why partnering with a managed security service provider might be the best option for your business:

1. Outsourcing cybersecurity is more affordable.

Outsourcing cybersecurity can save you money. According to the study referenced above, the average cybersecurity professional in North America is paid $120,000 per year. In addition to a salary, you would also pay PTO and employee benefits to a full-time employee, and you would need to purchase hardware and software for this person or team to do their jobs. This is all typically more than the average managed security service agreements.

2. Outsourcing cybersecurity scalable.

When do you need to hire another IT staff member? How should you continue to budget for a growing staff? What happens if someone quits? These are the questions you don’t have to answer when you outsource cybersecurity. Through managed security services, you can ensure your company is properly protected at all times through a flat monthly subscription fee with no add-on charges.

3. Outsourcing cybersecurity is more reliable.

Cybersecurity threats can happen any day of the week, at any time of day. And a threat at 1:30 a.m. could do significant damage if it’s not detected until the next morning. According to a recent report, the average cost of downtime could be as much as $5,600 per minute. Our intrusion detection and prevention services provide 24/7 monitoring to immediately detect and report unauthorized access attempts that a cybersecurity professional may not be able to attend to.

3. You will be proactive rather than reactive.

Because our team brings a vast array of knowledge and experience, we are dedicated to helping organizations stay ahead of emerging threat trends. We know how other organizations have effectively managed similar threats and can provide direction for the clearest and simplest approach to remedying your security issues by outsourcing cybersecurity.


Still wondering if outsourcing cybersecurity is the right way to go? We’d love to connect and help you determine if it’s the right fit for your organization.

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Topics: cybersecurity, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

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