Customers of all sizes realize it's imperative to protect their businesses from the modern cyber perils. The urgency for upgraded security has some powerful drivers. The growing awareness of potentially debilitating threats like ransomware is one such driver. The potentially hefty fines for not complying with data protection regulations, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, General Data Protection Regulation, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is another. Cybersecurity has become an unavoidable part of running a business, and many customers, overwhelmed by the requirements, are reaching out to service providers for help. However, the growing demand for managed security services is outpacing the supply of MSP security firms ready to meet the challenges.
This guide is a boot camp for managed services providers looking to beef up their security practices. You'll find an overview of the MSP's role in the current cybersecurity landscape. We also provide a series of 'how to' articles exploring the various aspects of setting up and developing your MSP security capabilities. Finally, we end this guide with a look at emerging opportunities, and threats, that MSPs should be prepared for.
1MSP security landscape-
First thing's first: Focusing on security
MSPs run the gamut from hardened security experts to absolute beginners; yet, they all share a common responsibility for protecting their customers' assets from malicious actors and potential breaches. In the following selection of articles, you'll see ways MSPs are involved -- and getting started -- in the security market today.
What's causing organizations to turn to managed security services? This article highlights the customer's perspective on the value of offloading their security burdens to MSSPs. Continue Reading
MSPs and cloud service providers are working toward meeting the European Union's data privacy requirements. Continue Reading
2From MSP to MSSP-
Jumpstart your MSP security practice
This is the section where we provide a number of 'how to' articles. You'll find tips ranging from dealing with staffing challenges to developing specific types of offerings such as security awareness training.
Read this guide to weigh both sides of the debate over best-in-class point products versus integrated security suites. Continue Reading
Prepare for future security trends
Once your MSP security practice is underway, a number of emerging opportunities and concerns are worth keeping an eye on. We've highlighted some of these security trends in this selection of articles.