MSSP

Why automation is the incident response 'easy button' MSPs & IR firms have been waiting for

The managed security services market is booming. Coming in at $22.8 billion in 2021, it is projected to nearly double in just five years and grow to $43.7 billion by 2026. Moreover, cloud-based managed security services are poised to be the major growth driver for the broader MSP market, coming in at $219.59 billion in 2021, and expected to reach $557.10 billion by 2028. As we can see, providing robust security services is a key competitive differentiator for the lucrative MSP market.

Customer Highlight: HIPAA Vault

As an MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider), HIPAA Vault relies on CFEngine to automate & secure their infrastructure on behalf of their customers. HIPAA Vault has been a longtime CFEngine Community user since 2012 and recently upgraded to Enterprise in order to boost their infrastructure visibility through Mission Portal and features like Compliance Reporting that help them provide a more secure & compliant cloud hosting solution.

Elastic is going closed-source. Where does that leave MSSPs?

Elastic moved from an open source license for Elasticsearch and Kibana to a “source available” (aka closed source) license. It was supposed to shut down SaaS companies, but what does it mean for Managed Security Service Providers? Managed Security Service Providers, or MSSPs, are a growing segment in the security business. These firms specialize in deploying security infrastructure, aggregating monitoring and event data, and proactively hunting threats.

Why You Need Security Operations

A fully grown security operations center (SOC) was, until recently, a luxury, affordable for the largest organizations only, but even in global players, budget constraints are real. Unfortunately, the willingness to raise money for security seems to require an incident first. However, we often forget there’s no need for a dedicated war room, and it doesn’t always require a full team. Centralized security can be outsourced.