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  • Outsourcing security services rises as MSSPs focus on industries

    Despite increasing levels of specialization, managed security service providers often don't understand the business you're in. That may be changing. Continue Reading

  • Managed security services market: What you need to know now

    A wise CISO recently said that, while today's managed security services market can handle almost everything, any security threat that keeps him awake at night was something he wanted his internal team to handle. But even though it's true that some security functions lend themselves to outsourcing more than others, managed security service providers (MSSPs) increasingly offer specialized tools and expertise that benefit a great number of organizations.

    In this three-part technical guide, our experts look at the current state of the managed security services market and what MSSPs can offer your organization. There are many factors to consider before making the move to outsourcing, especially when it comes to security. This guide considers recent developments in the MSSP market and identifies key questions security pros must ask before considering an MSSP. With information security concerns and challenges at an all-time high, and a global shortage of security professionals to address them, some enterprises urgently need to turn to managed security services for help. Armed with the advice in this guide, security pros will be prepared to evaluate their enterprise's particular situation and know how to approach the MSSP marketplace.

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  • IT services providers: Quiz yourself on tech and channel trends

    This month's channel news quiz runs the gamut from mergers and acquisitions to managed security services. Take the test to catch up on current events. Continue Reading

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  • Managed service accounts tighten Windows Server security

    When a Windows Server application uses a service account, it can make an organization vulnerable. Admins can switch to managed service accounts to boost Windows Server security. Continue Reading

  • Why IT should consider managed mobility services

    It may be scary to turn mobility management over to a service provider, but many organizations don't have the expertise or resources to do it themselves. Continue Reading

  • Security attack? 2016 defenses focus on damage control

    What methods are attackers using to find vulnerabilities in corporate networks? Are these security attacks really advancing? We look at the latest hacking techniques and find out from top security researchers how malware and advanced cyberthreats are evolving. What steps can enterprises take in the coming year to bolster their threat defenses against multilayered security attacks? Our analysis lays the groundwork for 2016.

    Even with the right tools in place, sometimes a security attack triggers an emergency response. Providers of professional incident response services can quickly bring the additional resources and the expertise that companies often need to handle a rapidly unfolding cyberthreat. But there's a lot you need to do to get the best out of these services. We deconstruct the emergency incident response process, from scoping the problem to contact and remediation to reporting post-incident.

    We continue our Readers' Top Picks series with a look at two categories likely to be top of mind this year -- cloud security and data loss prevention. We crunch the numbers on survey respondents who indicated plans to invest in these tools in the next 12 months. We report on respondents' shortlists of potential providers, feature wish lists and key reasons for rolling out these projects. Not surprisingly, technology integration scored high among the readers polled; 70% said they are more likely to deploy DLP products if they are offered as a suite of interconnected tools.

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