More South African companies are beginning to favour managed IT security services. Where companies once considered it risky to hand over the function to a third party, keeping security in-house is proving to be riskier.
Why? The average business simply doesn’t have the necessary skills and resources in-house to manage the constantly evolving, and increasingly sophisticated IT security risks, says Richard Broeke, IT security specialist, at Securicom.
Gartner has predicted that by 2018, more than half of organisations will use security services firms that specialize in data protection, security risk management and security infrastructure management to enhance their security postures. This will be driven by the lack of appropriate skills to define and implement appropriate levels of control.