Tips for Identifying the Best Managed Security Services in Australia

A common misconception about cybersecurity threats is that they only occur in large organisations, however, small and medium sized businesses can also be easily targeted, especially when hackers realise that their security is lax or not up-to-date. If you are running a small or medium-sized enterprise, cybersecurity should be one of the main priorities in safeguarding your company’s and customers’ data and protecting your business from external and internal threats. This is where Managed Security Services can help.

Managed security is an outsourced cybersecurity model that allows businesses without in-house experience, to safeguard themselves using a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). Think of it as a partnership where the MSSP takes care of your security processes while you maintain daily business operations. Here are some tips to help you identify the best service provider for your organisation:

Know how long they’ve been in business – Choose an established service provider with a proven outstanding track record of delivering high-quality and robust managed security services to their clients.

Identify and verify their certifications – Choose an approved ICT services provider for QLD and NSW government procurement. They must also be committed to continuous training to guarantee the highest cybersecurity standards. Make sure their experts have certifications such as PCI DSS QSA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer, Offensive Security Certification, CISSP, CISM, Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), CREST CRT, CRISC, and CISA.

Get to know their terms of use – The terms of use of a managed security services provider can give you an idea on their licensing and the policies that govern the use of their services and products.

Know their privacy policy – They should respect your privacy by all means, so make sure they are committed to protecting your personal information, by finding out how they will collect and handle your details. Check that they are subject to the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), as contained in the 1988 Privacy Act.

Get in touch – Some companies provide a free consultation, which can aid in determining whether they’re the right provider for your business. 

You can book a call with the expert team at StickmanCyber to discuss 24x7x365 managed security operations.


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