There are many notable instances in cybersecurity when acronyms take on lives of their own. They become new words with instant associations. For us, we hear “SOC” and immediately think of our world-class Security Operations Center facility housed in our Cyber Defense Center in Kansas City.

In some cases, these acronyms become bad words in the industry. Two of these acronyms we will be talking about today are MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) and SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). Let’s briefly dive into why, starting with MSSP.

MSSP is a bad word

MSSPs have a bad reputation. With managed services, other people are taking over the control of your data and don’t always give you visibility into your own information. You’re locked out of your data, and locked in to legacy tools. MSSP has unfortunately become a literal 4 letter “bad” word.

These negatives offset the obvious benefits that you also receive with MSSPs including giving you the talent you need that would be difficult to assemble on your own, knowledge that you wouldn’t have access to otherwise, and often at a fraction of the cost of hiring the talent to cover you 24/7 or even 8/5.

Unfortunately, due to the costs of building a SOC in-house, many organizations have to settle for MSSPs taking the good with the bad. Talk about needing a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

SIEM is a bad word

SIEM is slow and costly. You may recall one of our blog posts from a few weeks back that looked deeper at both of these issues in regard to legacy SIEM.

In the era of big data, your SIEM has more information than ever to comb through, and that can delay the amount of time it takes to detect credible threats leaving your business vulnerable.

SIEM cost structures also aren’t conducive to modern businesses. These license costs along with sluggish speeds have caused SIEM to become another 4 letter “bad” word in cybersecurity, despite the necessity of it to go through your logs and data.

CYDERES: A Worthy Addition to the Cybersecurity Lexicon

For many cybersecurity teams, MSSP and SIEM are necessary evils. Compromises have to be made to make sure you have the tools necessary to protect your organization, right?

There IS a better way. CYDERES’ 24/7 human-led and machine driven security-as-a-service gives you the people, process, and technology to help organizations manage cybersecurity risks, detect threats, and respond to security incidents in real time.

CYDERES gives you the good parts of MSSP without getting dragged down by the same-old problems traditionally giving MSSPs a bad name. Our full EMDR solution gives 24/7 expertise with full client visibility, unlimited incident response, or, the ability to respond yourself should you choose to do so.

Similarly, Chronicle gives you the good parts of SIEM without speed and cost issues. It’s literally the same platform that Google uses to defend itself! The cost of Chronicle is calculated per employee (not amount of data ingestion), and the platform searches petabytes of telemetry data in under a second.

With our partnership, we’re re-writing the cybersecurity lexicon and making these bad words better. CYDERES (CY-ber DE-fense and RES-ponse) gives you managed security in a way that not only gives you total visibility into your data, but many other solutions conducive to a well-oiled security machine including:

  • 24/7 Expert Team.
  • Scalable infrastructure.
  • Lab-tested technology.
  • Industry-leading speed and data science.
  • Real-time response.

CYDERES is 100% powered by Chronicle, Google Cloud’s security telemetry platform. As we have mentioned in our blog posts in the past, Backstory provides 10x the performance of traditional SIEM at a fraction of the cost. Better yet, our CYDERES professionals are the leading Backstory experts.

A Solution Without an In-House SOC

We want to make the bad words in cybersecurity better. That’s why we created CYDERES and fostered partnerships that allow our organization to excel. Almost no one can defend building a SOC in-house, so we wanted to build an operation that is different from other MSSP offerings to do away with all of the negative connotations that come with the territory.

To put it succinctly, we are better, faster, cheaper, scalable, and we can prove it.

Over the next month, we will be looking at some of the reasons why most organizations shouldn’t build a SOC in-house, and why CYDERES is a better choice for managed security. Stay tuned to the blog for more insights! In the meantime, if you’re ready to connect with CYDERES experts for more information on our people, process, or world class facility, fill out the form below!