The rise of cybercrime and ensuring safe digital mediums, including mobile apps, has led to huge development in the outsourcing of cybersecurity processes as cybercrime cost the global economy over $600 billion last year. As a result, conscious companies are considering all options to help boost online security, including outsourcing to external agencies that specialise in providing expert services designed to identify, classify and address vulnerabilities, detect & respond to threats, as well as provide advice to help achieve compliance with regulations and standards.
The main five industry challenges include hacker attacks, establishing a cybersecurity strategy, data loss and privacy, cost reduction and risk management. Working with cybersecurity providers means that they will be making sure you implement all the actions that will help keep your data safe.
The main benefit of outsourcing is the experience that comes with hiring a cyber security focussed team within a software company because worldwide there is a skills shortage concerning cyber security and companies do not have enough experienced staff to effectively stop a cyber attack.
Also, team of experts monitoring 24/7 can respond to threats in real-time and get fast insight for quick response because hackers and cybercriminals can strike at any time.
The provider is usually ahead of emerging cyber criminal tactics because experts who work in the industry monitor the security landscape closely to stay up-to-date with the latest tactics, techniques and procedures.
Moreover it can be risky for a business to rely solely on the cybersecurity opinions of its own staff. Independent cybersecurity providers will uncover vulnerabilities and weaknesses in systems and applications that leaders and IT staff may not have known they existed.