What to Look for When Hiring a Cyber Security Vendor

Written by CISOSHARE

June 2, 2021

25 min read

The reality is that cyber threats, malicious attacks, and security breaches are becoming more commonplace, and will, unfortunately, negatively impact your business should they occur. Is your company taking appropriate action to protect its most important and valuable information assets? Effective cyber security should be a prioritized concern for any businesses no matter the size. It’s no longer an option, but a necessity. 

After identifying your specific cyber security needs, and determining that your organization lacks robust in-house protection, outsourcing may be your best option. In today’s evolving threat and risk environment, security remediation is both resource and time intensive. Therefore, outsourcing to a cyber security solution provider has become a go-to solution to meet the challenge of protecting assets by performing a variety of security functions.

An in-house team is a luxury out of reach for many businesses. A managed security program, implemented and maintained with the help of a cyber security partner, is a proven and effective option. With a dedicated set of resources to perform daily tasks, resource availability issues are passed on, allowing an organization to shift the cyber security burden and boost efficiency.

The decision to outsource cyber security, whether it be all or just a portion of your threat management needs, requires assistance from a specialized vendor. This typically takes the form of a cyber security consulting firm. This is a big decision, and no matter which option or combination of staffing options your organization chooses to use, you need to check all the boxes to ensure your cyber security vendor is in-step with your priorities.

Conducting your research and carefully considering your options are key in the selection process. The team at CISOSHARE, a leading provider of cyber security services, enables organizations to make informed decisions, and we want to support you as you navigate the security landscape when choosing your security solution.

In this spirit, our new “Practical Guide to Successfully Choosing a Cyber Security Consulting Firm” is available to help lend a hand in your search for a trusted and reliable working relationship. So, what considerations should you keep in mind during the decision making process? What are some specifics to look for when contracting with a cyber security partner?

In the Practical Awareness Guide, we read between the lines and with our expertise, present a wealth of insights so you can outsource cyber security with confidence. Finding the right match to deliver and maintain an effective cyber security program that’s tailored to your unique goals and business drivers is the first step in meeting your objectives. In our new guide, you’ll discover:

  • What 5 questions you should ask a cyber security consulting firm BEFORE inviting them into your organization.
  • The #1 mistake to avoid when hiring a cyber security consulting firm.
  • 4 costly misconceptions about cyber security programs.
  • Insights on client loss and business loss….With advice on how to better position and increase your cyber security budget.
  • The importance of value and price.
  • How to get your cyber security vendor to become one with your organization.

If you want a sound cyber security strategy that manages risk in strategic terms, it’s better to pay now than to pay later. Outsourcing an experienced team to build, execute, and maintain your security program from start to finish is often the best option.

If you’re in the market for a new cyber security partner, CISOSHARE has the team to meet your goals. Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experts today.

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