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4 Core Pillars of Cybersecurity: Outsourced Cybersecurity

Outsourcing your cybersecurity to a trusted provider can be a daunting process, especially if you’re unfamiliar with how cybersecurity works. The idea of letting a third party into your business’s systems and trusting them to protect your business can seem overwhelming. However, it is crucial to recognize that partnering with a reputable cybersecurity provider brings a wealth of expertise and specialized knowledge to enhance your overall security posture. This collaborative approach not only bolsters your defenses but also allows you to focus on your core business activities, knowing that your digital assets are incapable hands.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of outsourced cybersecurity and Entara’s 4 core pillars of cybersecurity.

Visibility

To provide effective cybersecurity, it’s crucial to have visibility into a network to understand a business’ current security posture and the risks that a business faces. Without full visibility, it’s difficult to fully monitor a network and protect it from any cyber threats.

One way to do this is through assessments, such as a Cybersecurity Risk and Maturity Assessment. This assessment reviews an organization’s current cybersecurity practices to identify the most important areas they need to prioritize when investing and growing their cybersecurity posture. The goal of the assessment is to create an action plan that addresses the gaps in an organization’s cybersecurity strategy, reduces their risk, and improves their security maturity, in line with budget and business goals.

Control

Once there is full visibility into a business’ network, it allows for full control over the network and provides enhanced protection of the environment from cyberattacks. The right cybersecurity strategy is different for every business, and understanding the unique protection that a business needs allows for more control over the decisions that can better protect them and lower their risks.

Contextual Awareness

With full visibility and control over a network, contextual awareness of the network is achieved.  Contextual awareness allows for the full understanding of the real time context within an environment and gives insight into the who, what, when, where, and how of a unique environment.

It is key to note that managing the complexity of and maintaining an up-to-date awareness of your environment requires consistence dedication. Many IT leaders lean on partners or solutions like managed detection and response in order to sustain their control of and visibility into their environment so they can adapt to changing cyber threats 24x7x365.

Actionable Intelligence

Once contextual awareness is achieved and there is a greater understanding of an environment, the last and final pillar can be enacted:actionable intelligence. Actionable intelligence is the ability to make decisions and act upon them in a timely manner to stop emerging threats and Zero Day attacks.This pillar is not possible without an advanced understanding of a network and the control to be able to make timely and informed decisions that will help protect against cyberattacks.

Want to discuss further if outsourcing cybersecurity is right for your organization? Reach out to Entara.  

As an eXtended Service Providers (XSP), Entara delivers exceptional, security-first IT solutions for your business. In addition to our managed IT and security services, we assist companies in breach remediation and recovery, so you don’t have to worry about prolonged business interruption during an incident. Contact us to learn more about how we can support your cybersecurity needs through our services, like our incident response (IR) retainers or vCISO advisory services.

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