How Cybersecurity as a Service (CSaaS) Works
Understanding how Cybersecurity as a Service (CSaaS) works can help you meet your cybersecurity needs at a fraction of the cost.
Each year an exponentially growing number of organizations have fallen victim to phishing, ransomware, and other cyberthreats. Unfortunately, cyberattacks cannot be prevented, but they can be thwarted and minimized with strong security, well-documented governance, and a company-wide focus on diligent security culture.
With rising cybercrime, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), in particular, scramble to find solutions that allow them to implement these proven security measures. The cybersecurity skills shortage doesn’t help either. Most SMBs can’t set aside budgets to improve their defenses. Meanwhile, cybercriminals continue to exploit even the minutest of technical vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity as a Service (CSaaS) is a solution that has entered the industry in response to this crisis. This article will discuss what CSaaS is, why it exists, and how it works.
What is CSaaS?
CSaaS is a security model that allows SMBs to access experienced cybersecurity experts through outsourcing at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time IT staff. The services are flexible, and organizations can choose which are most critical to their operations with the help of an expert.
The average SMB does not have the knowledge or capabilities to combat cybercrime alone. The need for cybersecurity experts is never-ending as cybercrime becomes more sophisticated and with increased usage of Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices, cloud integrations, and enterprise AI installations.
At the same time, cyberattacks have become more frequent and dangerous. Bad actors don’t even need to be especially good at what they do with malicious services available to them such as Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) and Cybercrime-as-a-service (CaaS), models that offer low-skill, malicious tools for a fee or a cut of the successful extortion.
Benefits of CSaaS
CSaaS puts experienced security into the hands of companies that would otherwise not be able to afford or access it. There are many other benefits of the service, including:
Reduced Financial Burden: The expenses of an in-house cybersecurity team can be costly, even if viable. CSaaS offers long-term savings even for smaller IT budgets. Hiring and training even one individual will be far more expensive than the fees of CSaaS.
Access to Cybersecurity Experts: Cybercriminals deliberately target SMBs because they know they are less likely to have security measures in place. CSaaS gives organizations access to the necessary cybersecurity assessments needed to combat rising cybercrime.
Easier to Hire: The cybersecurity industry is facing a significant talent shortage. The workforce cannot manage cybersecurity adequately in this current state. Hiring a team of cybersecurity experts is impossible for smaller businesses, even if resources are unlimited. CSaaS alleviates the stress of finding, hiring, training, and retaining personnel to cover this workload in such a job market.
Change Management: Cybersecurity needs will always be in flux. Infrastructures change, attack surfaces grow, more employees join, and regulations constantly change. The inherent flexibility of CSaaS ensures your company can scale its cybersecurity resources at every growth stage.
How CSaaS from Securance Can Help
CSaaS from Securance helps you keep pace with the rapidly evolving cyber landscape, relieves the burden of costs, and increases security coverage. Additionally, you will gain access to experts you can count on to identify threats, vulnerabilities, and risks in your environment.
Securance Consulting’s CSaaS package includes essential annual assessments to identify security threats before the business and its systems, data, customers, employees, and reputation are put at risk. These assessments include:
- External network vulnerability assessment and penetration test
- Rule-based configuration analysis of the Internet-facing firewall
- Social engineering via an email phishing test
- Privileged user review of domain administrators and critical enterprise application administrators
- User provisioning process review of one enterprise application
With CSaaS, you can achieve security for a flat fee. To learn more about how CSaaS can benefit your organization, contact us for a free consultation.