Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) may have one of the most stressful jobs in business. According to a Forbes report, 1 in 6 CISOs medicate or use alcohol to combat workplace stress. That same report uncovered that less than a third of CISOs are in their job for more than three years. Additionally, 91% of the CISO report respondents say they suffer moderate or high stress.
Why are CISOs so stressed out? Cybersecurity threats are rapidly growing, qualified security analysts are in a huge supply shortage, and CISOs have a growing role in meeting SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance. Luckily, Security delivered as a Service (SECaaS) is easing the workloads of CISOs so that they may achieve high quality security that’s not easily achieved in-house. What is SECaaS? It’s network, end-point, monitoring, scanning, remediation, and so much more, delivered as a service. It allows businesses to turn over complex security issues to security experts so that internal IT teams can focus on core competencies. Here are three reasons why CISOs are turning to SECaaS to reduce the pressure they are under.
1) Tackle cybersecurity skills shortage
Seasoned security analysts, security engineers, and security architects are in major short supply for companies looking to improve their cybersecurity posture. Once you do find a qualified prospect, salary requirements to attract and retain these quality employees may be too expensive. High demand for these positions means prospective employees have more leverage over their employers. While CISOs are highly intelligent problem solvers, cybersecurity isn’t a one-man job.
By leaning on a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) like NewCloud, businesses can leave behind the difficulty that comes with finding, hiring, and affording top tier cybersecurity talent. Security solutions that are put in place by MSSPs work to monitor, identify and combat cyberattacks so that you and your team don’t have to.
2) 24x7x365 Monitoring
Without a large enough cybersecurity team in-house, 24x7x365 monitoring becomes very difficult. The “set it and forget it” mentality does not apply to security tools because new threats and events are constantly evolving, requiring frequent tweaking of these tools. Without round-the-clock monitoring, CISOs lay awake at night fearing a new cybersecurity crisis will arise and lay siege to their business. MSSPs like NewCloud can offer 24x7x365 monitoring via a Security Operations Center, so that all activities, threats, and events are managed and remediated whether you’re aware of them or not.
3) Access to security tools otherwise not in budget
CISOs are constantly pressured to do more with less even though their roles and responsibilities are among the most critical to a business’ continuity and security. Security tools and solutions on the market are anything but cheap, but failing to invest in the most modern security tools can leave tremendous gaps and vulnerabilities in a business’ defenses. Working with a MSSP can equip CISOs with the latest best of breed technologies, like Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tools, vulnerability scanning software, and dual authentication software.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re a CISO, your company has a CISO, or your company lacks a strong cybersecurity strategy, NewCloud can help your business improve its cybersecurity posture. We employ top security analysts to help businesses scan, monitor, and remediate cybersecurity related events. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our security as a service bundles and offerings for small, mid-size, and enterprise business.