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AlienVault Guest Blog 2

Recent articles by AlienVault Guest Blog 2

5 Mistakes MSSPs Should Avoid

MSSPs, or managed security service providers, are at an exciting point where market acceptance, awareness and demand have converged. I view this as a positive for a potential MSSP but also for the customers and businesses they will protect, enhancing security for everyone. However, excitement and the prospect of profits can create haste, and with haste comes an increased risk of mistakes.

Hand MSSPs the Security Keys, and Focus on the Business at Hand

I’ve worked both for and with managed service security providers. Furthermore I’ve staffed and cultivated analysts working inside MSSPs, created incident response systems and developed metrics to manage the health of MSSP businesses. Participating on both sides, I’ve seen the needs of the MSSP and the needs of the businesses they serve both fluctuate wildly.