Managing Hybrid Security: Added Complexity
Hybrid security management can help reinforce an organization’s IT infrastructure because it creates the opportunity to choose which systems will be managed in-house and which roles to outsource. However, this can introduce complexity due to the need to manage multiple IT environments.
Explore In-House and Outsourced Management Models
In-House Security: More Control
Building and maintaining in-house cybersecurity capabilities requires a bigger investment, but it also provides a higher degree of control in areas of governance and risk management. Managing IT resources internally also makes it easier for CIOs and CISOs to own the roadmap and prioritize initiatives that are more closely aligned with the organization’s goals.
Outsourced Security: Predictable IT Spending
One of the biggest advantages of outsourcing cybersecurity is that organizations can still access the desired layer of sophisticated protection and consistent threat monitoring, while removing financial uncertainty.
of organizations lack in-house expertise to implement Cloud governance.
55% of IT leaders say that lack of in-house expertise is a top challenge when implementing Cloud governance in their organization (security, cost, compliance).
of organizations outsourced some portion of cybersecurity operations.
Security operations, vulnerability management, and awareness and training are among the top outsourced categories.
of IT leaders prioritize cybersecurity as an IT spending category.
Workflow automation (46%, down from 48%) was the second most common priority, followed by Cloud infrastructure (45%, unchanged from Q3).
of organizations report a shortage of cybersecurity staff.
A lack of skilled/experienced cybersecurity personnel is the top job concern among respondents (36%).
How MSPs Can Transform the Security of the Hybrid Workforce
134 million workers worldwide will either be working remotely or in a flexible work model ~Canalys Estimates, March 2022
- Modern IT technologies are both improving security and boosting productivity
- Adding MSP services is a top security priority for many organizations with a hybrid workforce
- Outsourced security can help reduce operational costs