Managed security services provide an opportunity to improve your IT security without having to invest heavily in on-premises equipment. However, it seems the main reason we're adopting them is a more pragmatic one: there simply aren't enough security experts to go around.
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Forrester Research analyst Manatosh Das has been researching the adoption of managed security within the Asia-Pacific region. A key driver turns out to be a lack of available staff with security skills:
Scarce internal security skills and a dearth of deep technical specialists in the labor pool are ongoing challenges for organisations around the world. This not only raises the cost of staffing and severely restricts efficiency, it may also increase the costs of security breaches by giving cybercriminals more time to carry out attacks undetected.
Two lessons there: training in IT security isn't a bad idea, and we're less worried by the idea of outsourcing security than we used to be.
Adoption Of Managed Security Services Is On The Rise In Asia Pacific [Forrester Blogs]