Protecting your organization against cyber threats is hard enough, but managing the policies, procedures and planning activities of digital security in today’s environment is exponentially more difficult. Maintaining continuity, hiring and retaining qualified staff, integrating new technology, managing a budget, keeping up with evolving risks—it’s a nonstop job only outpaced by the relentless cyber threats themselves.
Some middle market organizations keep their office of the CISO in-house, operating under the assumption that handling threats this way is more cost effective than outsourcing them. And maybe at one time it was. But the labor shortage, increased cyber threats and the complexity of cloud security are prompting many middle market organizations to reconsider their approach.
Drawn from conversations with security providers who are in the cyber trenches, this use case looks at the challenges of keeping the office of the CISO in-house and what life looks like when middle market organizations outsource that work.