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MSSP is/and/or/vs MDR?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  December 14, 2017

So, we are wrapping up our research on the effective use of managed services for security and that debate of MSSP vs MDR came up … again! Gartner defined MDRs...

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Your Security Operations Maturity - and Your MSSP

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 17, 2017

Contrary to what some people think, using MSSP is not just for losers low-maturity organizations and SMBs. For sure, we do see a lot of MSSP usage by clients who...

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How To Test Your MSSP/MDR?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 11, 2017

As customary in our beloved domain of “cyber”, I will start with a depressing quote: “If you really knew how to test an MSSP properly, you likely didn't need an...

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The Curse of A Black MSSP

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 25, 2017

I think I accidentaly discoverd a new curse, The Curse of a Black MSSP. In recent weeks I’ve spoken to several organizations who has fallen to this particular affliction. They...

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SIEM Future: A UEBA Path or An MDR Way?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  April 7, 2017

Want to hear a bad joke about #SIEM? Knock knock Who’s there? SIEM! No way… you are dead!!! Ok, in all seriousness, we all know SIEM is NOT dead –...

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Speaking at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2015

by Anton Chuvakin  |  April 7, 2015

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2015 is coming soon [well, for some definition of "soon" :-)]! Here is my traditional blog post summarizing my speaking at this event (Washington,...

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My "How to Work With an MSSP to Improve Security" Paper Publishes

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 30, 2015

My “How to Work With an MSSP to Improve Security” has just published. It took a lot of work, and – at 37 pages – it cannot be called “an...

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Should I Use "SIEM X" or "MSSP Y"?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  December 16, 2014

Lately I’ve been surprised by some organizational decision-making as they think about their sourcing choices for security monitoring. Specifically, some organizations want to decide between “SIEM Brand X” and “MSSP...

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How To Exit an MSSP Relationship?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  December 12, 2014

Let me touch a painful question: when to leave your managed security services provider? While we have the research on cloud exit criteria (see “Devising a Cloud Exit Strategy: Proper...

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MSSP Client Onboarding - A Critical Process!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 14, 2014

Many MSSP relationships are doomed at the on-boarding stage when the organization first becomes a customer. Given how critical the first 2-8 weeks of your MSSP partnership are, let’s explore...

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