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How do you overcome today’s talent gap in cybersecurity? This is a crucial issue — particularly when you find executive leadership or the board asking pointed questions about your security team’s ability to defend the organization against new and current threats.

This is why many security leaders find themselves turning to managed security services like MDR (managed detection and response), which can offer an immediate solution. The right MDR partner can act as an extension of your existing team, while offering a fast and budget-friendly option for uplevelling security at organizations of virtually any size.

Here’s a look at common staffing challenges that MDR helps solve:

Overcoming Cybersecurity Talent Challenges#

From stopping ransomware to securing the attack surface of the environment, most security teams have more to do than they can manage. This leads to security gaps that increase both cyber risk and frustration for stakeholders across the business. The challenges of today’s lean IT and cybersecurity teams are legion. Problems arise when any of the following takes place:

  • Digital transformation projects are placed on hold to focus on security.
  • Digital transformation projects proceed while critical security tasks are left undone.
  • Attempts to cover all holidays, vacations, and leaves-of-absence lead to staff burnout.
  • Experienced but exhausted staff resigns.
  • Junior staff is hired, but find cutting-edge technology too complex to use effectively.
  • Staff matures and gains more responsibilities, diluting their efforts.
  • The entire cycle repeats itself.

Add the time-consuming process of hiring and training, and this cycle becomes even more problematic; in fact, it’s often considered one of the top reasons to consider MDR. Furthermore, ramping up an in-house SOC (security operations center) can take months — or, in some cases, years — andcost millions.

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