The need for a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

If we were to choose a central concern for business at the beginning of the 20th century, cybersecurity would naturally appear among the most important and the most questionable for decision-makers.

At a time of great dynamism in the processes of digital transition, which the pandemic has accelerated, namely due to teleworking, cloud services have assumed a fundamental role, both because of the apparent ease of application and use, and because of the challenges to the vulnerability of systems and information that companies have faced.

This growing and rapid adoption of cloud services, infrastructures and platforms have created an explosion of complexity and risk that had not been fully anticipated before. In fact, according to Gartner, “by 2021, half of the companies will unknowingly and mistakenly leave some storage services, applications or APIs exposed on the public Internet and by 2023, at least 99% of security failures in the cloud will be the responsibility of the user and all successful attacks on cloud services are the result of configuration errors or mismanagement”.

However, although managers are aware of these facts, the truth is that companies are not always able to find a security solution that suits their needs.

Just as Monalisa’s, DaVinci’s, smile always leaves us in doubt as to whether it is really a smile or not, the way we look at security requires extra attention and, to be clear, the approach to risk must be holistic and probably depends more on investment in processes and corporate culture than on tools or software.

This is why it is not enough for companies to limit the demand for a basic IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) service, they must opt for an MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) service. Among the differences, the fact that microcredit service providers are partners in identifying requirements and creating appropriate and customized solutions for effective protection against cyberthreats.

Therefore, if we consider that CIOs have to deal with unstructured, undisciplined and ad hoc threats, and that more than 40% of medium-sized enterprises do not have a full-time cybersecurity specialist, then an MSSP partner solution should be the option.

In addition, certified MSSP gives access to the experts who design and implement these holistic security systems, which allow the typology of threat situations to be specified, ensuring that the designed SLAs are appropriate for each moment in the organization’s dynamics.

The main objective of the security services for a certified MSSP is to help companies apply best practices in cloud security, protecting data and information, meeting the company’s compliance requirements and taking advantage of the security features inherent in the cloud or hybrid cloud service that best suit the needs of each company.

Finally, an MSSP offers the best combination of intelligent applications and cloud technologies and consciously addresses the set of complexities, ranging from productivity to data management, privacy and legal issues that frame the interactions of an increasingly digital and online world.


Journalistic tribune written by Javier de la Cuerda (CEO of Enimbos) If you want to read the full article in IT Insight just click here to access its edition Nº28 on pages 103 and 104.

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