Outsourcing Cybersecurity Team Checklist

Years ago, businesses could get cybersecurity protection from simple security measures and basic firewalls. But due to technological advancements and upgrades, Cybersecurity spending in the US skyrocketed to $60 billion in 2017.

This poses a global change as many companies are now fortifying their cybersecurity measures by hiring skilled security professionals to their security operations. But for small and medium companies, high labor and operational costs, limited industry experience as well as access to talent limits them to create an in-house cybersecurity team. 

Therefore, choosing between in-house or outsourced cybersecurity depends on available resources, size of the company and data availability. In-house allows a business to maintain full control of operations and your team will have full business familiarity. But you also need to have the right person-in-charge to lead your in-house team and ample technological resources they may need. But if you choose to outsource your cybersecurity team, make sure to thoroughly check your potential partner’s background with the follow checklist:

  1. Do they have access to skilled and licensed cybersecurity experts?

Skills shortage extends to cybersecurity professionals. On top of this, they also belong to the top tier in terms of salary grade. Small and medium-sized companies are being hit the hardest by this because the limited supply of qualified talent is quickly snapped up by multinational businesses that can afford to pay the high salaries and provide the best benefits and perks that this talent has the power to demand.

If looking for an outsourcing company to build a cybersecurity team for you, make sure that they have access to world-class talent and have an A+ recruitment process. These 2 things allow them to build a great, high-performing cybersecurity team within 30-45 days from hiring to on-boarding cybersecurity experts and will curate a competency-based development plan to keep your dedicated team sharp so you won’t need to spend additional training cost giving you a projected operational savings of up to 70%

  1. Do they have security certifications and compliant with security regulations?

Since your potential outsourcing partner is a 3rd party vendor and will have access to your business’s data, make sure that they have certifications and Information Security process to ensure that your data is safe and secured. Look for a partner that is ISO 27001 and 9001 certified and GDPR compliant to assure you that there will be no data compromise.

Compliance and certifications mean they understand that data security is one of the most crucial elements for your growing business and that the team they are building for you are compliant and certified which prompts them to comply with the ethical standards of the industry. Lastly, having their own information security adds another layer of protection for your company.

  1. What is their Net Promoter Score?

Operational excellence can be measured with Net Promoter Score. The right outsourcing partner should have a Net Promoter Score of >60. This will help you gauge the quality service the outsourcing company is offering and represents the primary capabilities and expertise they provide to their clients. This score is from result-based surveys that their existing clients answer on how much satisfied they are with the cybersecurity support services they are receiving from their outsourcing partner. This also showcases their client’s overall experience and satisfaction with their service.

A High Net Promoter Score results in a sense of security and peace of mind for you because it attains operation excellence and hitting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as Mean Time to Resolve (team’s response to cyberattacks), Mean Time to Detect (how long it takes your team to become aware of cyberattacks) and overall team productivity.

If you find a partner that has all 3, you are guaranteed to the following benefits:

  • Operational excellence
  • Build a great, high-performing cybersecurity support team specifically designed for your security needs
  • Operational cost savings of up to 70%
  • 90% Mean Time to Detect (MTD) 
  • 90% Mean Time to Resolve (MTTR)
  • 95% overall team productivity 
  • ISO 27001 and 9001 certified, GDPR, HIPAA compliant
  • Net Promoter Score: Sense of security and peace of mind

Partnership with Infinit-O

Infinit-O’s mission is to create endless opportunities for your company to realize its full potential.

Infinit-O Key Benefits:

We can build you a great, high-performing Cybersecurity team of:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Threat Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Piracy Investigator
  • Systems/Cloud Administrator
  • AWS and Azure DevOps Engineer
  • IT Technical Assistant
  • Information Technology Team
  • IT Operation Analyst
  • IT Operation Engineer
  • Others

Let’s work together to build a great Cybersecurity Team.

Start small. Exceed expectations. Think infinitely. Think Infinit-O.

For a free business consultation, you can schedule an appointment here.

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Outsourcing Cybersecurity Team Checklist

Years ago, businesses could get cybersecurity protection from simple security measures and basic firewalls. But due to technological advancements and upgrades, Cybersecurity spending in the US skyrocketed to $60 billion in 2017.

This poses a global change as many companies are now fortifying their cybersecurity measures by hiring skilled security professionals to their security operations. But for small and medium companies, high labor and operational costs, limited industry experience as well as access to talent limits them to create an in-house cybersecurity team. 

Therefore, choosing between in-house or outsourced cybersecurity depends on available resources, size of the company and data availability. In-house allows a business to maintain full control of operations and your team will have full business familiarity. But you also need to have the right person-in-charge to lead your in-house team and ample technological resources they may need. But if you choose to outsource your cybersecurity team, make sure to thoroughly check your potential partner’s background with the follow checklist:

  1. Do they have access to skilled and licensed cybersecurity experts?

Skills shortage extends to cybersecurity professionals. On top of this, they also belong to the top tier in terms of salary grade. Small and medium-sized companies are being hit the hardest by this because the limited supply of qualified talent is quickly snapped up by multinational businesses that can afford to pay the high salaries and provide the best benefits and perks that this talent has the power to demand.

If looking for an outsourcing company to build a cybersecurity team for you, make sure that they have access to world-class talent and have an A+ recruitment process. These 2 things allow them to build a great, high-performing cybersecurity team within 30-45 days from hiring to on-boarding cybersecurity experts and will curate a competency-based development plan to keep your dedicated team sharp so you won’t need to spend additional training cost giving you a projected operational savings of up to 70%

  1. Do they have security certifications and compliant with security regulations?

Since your potential outsourcing partner is a 3rd party vendor and will have access to your business’s data, make sure that they have certifications and Information Security process to ensure that your data is safe and secured. Look for a partner that is ISO 27001 and 9001 certified and GDPR compliant to assure you that there will be no data compromise.

Compliance and certifications mean they understand that data security is one of the most crucial elements for your growing business and that the team they are building for you are compliant and certified which prompts them to comply with the ethical standards of the industry. Lastly, having their own information security adds another layer of protection for your company.

  1. What is their Net Promoter Score?

Operational excellence can be measured with Net Promoter Score. The right outsourcing partner should have a Net Promoter Score of >60. This will help you gauge the quality service the outsourcing company is offering and represents the primary capabilities and expertise they provide to their clients. This score is from result-based surveys that their existing clients answer on how much satisfied they are with the cybersecurity support services they are receiving from their outsourcing partner. This also showcases their client’s overall experience and satisfaction with their service.

A High Net Promoter Score results in a sense of security and peace of mind for you because it attains operation excellence and hitting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as Mean Time to Resolve (team’s response to cyberattacks), Mean Time to Detect (how long it takes your team to become aware of cyberattacks) and overall team productivity.

If you find a partner that has all 3, you are guaranteed to the following benefits:

  • Operational excellence
  • Build a great, high-performing cybersecurity support team specifically designed for your security needs
  • Operational cost savings of up to 70%
  • 90% Mean Time to Detect (MTD) 
  • 90% Mean Time to Resolve (MTTR)
  • 95% overall team productivity 
  • ISO 27001 and 9001 certified, GDPR, HIPAA compliant
  • Net Promoter Score: Sense of security and peace of mind

Partnership with Infinit-O

Infinit-O’s mission is to create endless opportunities for your company to realize its full potential.

Infinit-O Key Benefits:

We can build you a great, high-performing Cybersecurity team of:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Threat Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Piracy Investigator
  • Systems/Cloud Administrator
  • AWS and Azure DevOps Engineer
  • IT Technical Assistant
  • Information Technology Team
  • IT Operation Analyst
  • IT Operation Engineer
  • Others

Let’s work together to build a great Cybersecurity Team.

Start small. Exceed expectations. Think infinitely. Think Infinit-O.

For a free business consultation, you can schedule an appointment here.

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