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CLEVELAND, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many companies today are faced with growing networks, added complexity and advanced persistent threats. Because of this, an increasing number of organizations are opting for an alternate approach to intrusion detection by contracting Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs).
Guided by a mission to make the world more secure, SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, is challenging the traditional MSSP by implementing an incident response component that addresses data breaches as they happen.
"The problem with outsourcing security to a MSSP is that most of them will identify a potential incident, but are not prepared to help their client respond to it," Matthew Neely, SecureState, Director of Strategic Initiatives said. "The last thing anyone wants to do when they've experienced a breach is shop around for the right party to respond to their problem."
Threats are evolving and it is becoming increasingly difficult to detect and counter them. A typical MSSP will offer a hardware solution that is placed in-line to detect network traffic and potential anomalies. This can be a great method of initially catching a potential incident, but it is fundamental that the organization can verify and validate compromises, collect evidence, contain and eradicate threats and rapidly recover from impacts.
"The majority of these individuals working as MSSPs are help desk level engineers without a proper incident response background," Neely said. "In a crisis situation, an organization is exposed to costs and risks that are virtually limitless, that is why your MSSP should be able to respond in an appropriate manner."
SecureState's MSSP solution has been developed by leading industry experts who have several years of experience in dealing with incident detection and advance persistent threat response. The added value for customers is that SecureState will identify and verify incidents, as well as follow a true incident response methodology to remediate any issues.
Time is money and the longer an organization's systems are compromised, the more potential exposure they open themselves up to.
SecureState provides premier management consulting information security services for companies internationally. The SecureState team is comprised of several specialties to solve complex business problems including: Advisory Services, Audit & Compliance, Profiling & Penetration, Privacy, Risk Management, and Incident Response.
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