5. Enlisting the right expertise
If you have an internal cybersecurity capability, that’s great. However, many companies don’t have the internal capacity, appetite or in-house skills to handle all the requirements of a proper cybersecurity strategy. Rather than attempting to struggle through themselves, it’s recommended in this case to enlist the help of external expertise.
In balance of the overheads typically attributed to certification requirements for more specialist skills, this can be a smart financial decision as it allows a company to consume on-demand access to experienced personnel, as well as the latest technology, without longer-term overheads. Third-party security experts can often provide an objective expert view of your cybersecurity posture and give advice on areas where your budget should be prioritized.
For many SMEs, enlisting an external’s expert help of an external expert also lowers the cost of operating an internal security operations centre (SOC) and hiring in-house IT security specialists or a team of experts.