We are pleased to announce the release of our first study dedicated to the topic of managed security services providers (MSSPs), sponsored by Raytheon. A key finding of the study is that companies using MSSPs understand the primary benefits of leveraging external expertise. MSSPs are gaining in popularity by providing such services as security information and event management (SIEM), network security management (NSM), endpoint detection and response (EDR), incident response, forensics, proactive threat hunting and more.
We surveyed 1,764 IT security practitioners in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. The majority of these respondents agreed MSSPs help them achieve the following objectives.
• Improves security posture by providing actionable reports, building historical perspectives and proactively hunting for problems.
• Reduces the stress of hiring and retaining cyber professionals and staff. MSSPs can offer the skilled security professionals to support in-house staff.
• Provides companies with the latest technologies to meet their unique security needs.
The report provides recommendations on how to engage with traditional MSSPs. Topics covered in the report include perceptions about the characteristics and benefits of MSSPs, governance of MSSPs and regional and industry differences.
We hope you will read the full report.
Dr. Larry Ponemon