Outsourcing security: Worry about cost or focus?
Security work is a lot of fun. There’s always some new threat or technology just over the horizon, challenging our assumptions and existing controls. Things are changing so fast that is it almost impossible for a single person to have a broad view of security in all areas of IT. Even large companies rely on a handful of security specialists to create policies and design security controls across all applications and networks. If your security staff is spread too thin, however, they end up spending most of their time reacting to security problems rather than planning and securing emerging technologies and applications. That’s one reason why managed security services are gaining acceptance.
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