What is an MSSP?
A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) provides outsourced solutions to help manage your organizations security needs. Different companies can provide different MSSP services.
Below is a list of common services offered by MSSPs:
- Firewalls management and monitoring
- Application monitoring
- Internal resource monitoring
- IDS/IPS management and monitoring
- Antivirus Software
- System patching
- Incident response
SecureState’s MSSP is focused on delivering tailored IDS/IPS, log aggregation, and Incident Response solutions tuned to your environment.
If you are looking for an MSSP to assist with other security needs contact SecureState and we can refer you to a qualified partner who can assist you.
The Why and How of an MSSP
As organizations face greater regulatory scrutiny and strive to address emerging threats, the challenge of where and how to allocate security funding becomes more and more daunting. Internal monitoring must be conducted to achieve compliance with a multitude of regulations and standards that industries face, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
As threats against organizations increase in frequency and severity, budgets are failing to increase commensurately. Often times, retaining a Managed Services Security Provider (MSSP) has several advantages including lower capital investment cost, direct access to highly qualified security staff, and reduction in management and resource expense.
Retaining an MSSP allows organizations to tackle strategic initiates without compromising day-to-day operations. That is, a MSSP Solution will ensure that the challenging, costly portions of your information security program are protected by highly trained security personnel. Doing so at a fraction of the cost of internal staff, who are often difficult to procure. Even worse, the skills needed to properly respond to an incident is vastly different than the skills necessary to engineer and maintain an effective detection system within an organization.
SecureState is uniquely qualified to assist organizations on both monitoring and responding to incidents. Many MSSP’s will be able to detect that a breach has occurred, but all are not qualified to respond in an appropriate regulatory manner. Our MSSP approach combines unparalleled detection systems and engineering with our PCI Forensic Investigators (PFI). When an anomaly is detected or an incident occurs, our entire team is mobilized immediately with the goal of - first stopping and mitigating the attack, and second, investigating the extent of the damage. This makes SecureState exceptionally qualified to respond to PCI type incidents. The SecureState team’s background includes military intelligence, law enforcement, Big 5 consulting, and financial institutions. We are constantly working to stay at the forefront of Information Security and assessment technology as well as business trends through training, education, and public speaking.