No matter what IT and cybersecurity budget you’re operating on, most likely, you, like most, are trying to close cybersecurity gaps with new technologies and, in the end, become hostages of technological development.This feeds the “Goliaths” of the traditional solution delivery model, which is usually the following:

  • sold what you had,
  • set it up as I knew it,
  • maintain what I can, most often at the expense of manufacturer competence.

Companies are gaining “muscle”, but they are not gaining real-world combat skills. Why does this happen?

First, the traditional model doesn’t account for time fluidity. Even the process of implementing a solution in IT/CB takes from 6 to 12 months (from the stage of a commercial proposal to the actual implementation). During this time, the initial data specified in the terms of reference have time to become outdated, and no one makes adjustments on the fly.

Secondly, the traditional model operates on standard functionality of the solution within the competence of the company-integrator. Most often, this means that the customer receives a system customized to the integrator’s “liking”, but after using it, they find out, they need something else.

Thirdly, the “insidiousness” of cybersecurity is that the introduction of another solution and even the correctness of its settings do not mean that its operation will automatically be effective. Do your IT specialists know how to get the most out of EDR, Deception, NDR, PAM, UBA, etc.? Do they know how to analyze the data from these systems for complex event analysis, investigation and response tasks? Practice shows that, as a rule, no. This is especially true for the Small Medium Business segment, for which cybersecurity is not a priority. Attention to the quality of solution implementation, staff training, etc., can be far from ideal here.

History teaches us that for every Goliath there is a David. Therefore, ingenuity and expediency found the MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) model, a managed service with which you can rent cybersecurity solutions, or even an entire Security Operations Center, and take advantage of the competencies of a team of professionals during its operation.

What makes MSSP especially relevant now during the war?

  1. No need to invest in CAPEX.
  2. You don’t have to pay for something you don’t use. Services are provided to the extent and based on the settings that your business needs.
  3. Tuning and increasing the efficiency of solutions are performed on a daily basis. Integrator or operator not only implements the systems, but also supports them in the future. That is, actively intervenes in the process of operation of solutions in order to maximize the quality of their use.
  4. Access to experienced experts. The cyber analysts of the integrator or cybersecurity operator, who will work with your systems, have the necessary experience in the daily operation of solutions and data interpretation, as well as appropriate training for emergency action (attack, compromise, etc.), attack containment, response and further investigation.

Our European colleagues have already appreciated the benefits of the MSSP model and SOCaaS in particular, and make full use of them in their daily practice. Their experience shows that it is profitable and more efficient. Even the public sector and critical infrastructure are taking advantage of SOCaaS.

The traditional approach is slowly losing ground, and if you liked “David” from cybersecurity, but you still have questions, visit us on our SOCaaS page. Get to know Octava Defense’s approach and book a demo – we will show and tell you how directly our SOC will work for your business needs.