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A CISO’s Guide to Navigating the Threat Landscape

by Eleanor Barlow • Feb 2024

Being at the helm of cybersecurity strategies, the responsibilities of a CISO extend far beyond implementing strategic cybersecurity measures. Rather, CISOs are responsible for ensuring the integrity of the organization and driving innovation while building a resilient future.

One of the greatest challenges that CISOs face today is keeping up with complex and rapid changes within the dynamic threat landscape, to protect digital assets. To this end, a strategic alliance between your security team and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) are an integral aspect of ensuring a strong cybersecurity posture and streamlining cybersecurity efforts.

How an MSSP can Support a CISO

A Managed Security Service provider can assist CISOs in several ways.

  • Highly Trained Team – MSSPs provide access to a team of expert analysts who offer insights into cyber threats and provide strategies to mitigate them. These experts work as an extension of your security team, committed to bolstering your cybersecurity capabilities. 
  • 24/7 Detection & Response – 24X7 support to ensure comprehensive threat monitoring and incident response, day and night, 365 days a year.
  • Scalability – Security solutions that are tailored to your organization’s IT infrastructure and can be restructured as your needs evolve.
  • Tools – Access and integration to state-of-the-art solutions and third-party tools, thereby reducing the time and resources spent on procuring and maintaining technology internally. 
  • Cost-efficiency – By reducing the burden of building your own SOC, hiring, and retaining the team to run it.
  • Improved Compliance & Business Agility – By highlighting that the right security controls are in place.
  • Complete Visibility – Of your digital world with continuous monitoring.  
  • Strict Controls – Especially on firewalls, whilst allowing you to be flexible and dynamic in executing your business requirements.

“The traditional security architecture has changed. Not everyone is behind their firewalls, distributed networks, and remote offices. CISOs are looking for solutions, and they would much rather talk about outcomes than individual technologies. This is driving towards the MSSP environment, where you have an SLA, 24/7 single point of contact to reach out to if there is an issue.” – Feras Tappuni, CEO, SecurityHQ. (Security Brief Australia).

The right MSSP should ‘Empower CISOs to Visualise and Mitigate Cyber Risks’ and encompass a broad range of industry-leading tech solutions designed to support your team, to identify and map potential cyber threats, prevent, detect, and respond to attacks, and uphold continuous compliance and risk minimization.

To learn more on how an MSSP can support your security journey, contact us here.