Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Cloud

3/26/2020
03:30 PM
Steve Zurier
Steve Zurier
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

10 Security Services Options for SMBs

Outsourcing security remains one of the best ways for small to midsize businesses to protect themselves from cyberthreats.
Previous
1 of 11
Next

 

For small and midsize businesses, cyberattacks can hurt in a big way – and if they lead to data breaches, the pain can be devastating.

 

A landmark survey of more than 1,000 SMBs last fall by the National Cyber Security Alliance found that while 88% believe they are "somewhat likely" a target for cybercriminals, nearly 30% already experienced a data breach in the past year. And of the group that was breached, 37% suffered a financial loss, 25% filed for bankruptcy, and 10% went out of business.

 

SMBs today have a wide range of security outsourcing options to choose from to tighten up their security defenses. While it remains unclear just how much the rapidly changing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will affect small (less than 100 employees) and midsize (100 to 999 employees) business in the long term, cybercriminals aren't slowing down their activity, either.

 

Here is a look at some providers of security services for SMBs. This list draws from reports and research on managed security service providers (MSSPs) published in the past year by analysts including Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Through extensive interviews with the vendors, only the companies that actually have programs for SMBs made the list.

 

This is not a comprehensive list of all security services out there for SMBs, so feel free to add others in our Comments section below.

 

 

 

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience, most of the last 24 of which were spent covering networking and security technology. Steve is based in Columbia, Md. View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 11
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
417secureIT
50%
50%
417secureIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/25/2020 | 4:17:47 PM
Thank you for this article
Thank you for showing the advantages of outsourcing.  As a new outsourced IT company, it's great to see others post about the importance of cybersecurity for SMB's.

 

Cliff - Managed Service Provider Springfield MO
harrisda1
50%
50%
harrisda1,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/2/2020 | 12:28:08 AM
Increasing Awareness
Thanks for putting a spotlight on how outsourcing cybersecurity truly benefits SMBs. Shameless plug, we're a new MSSP in the Phoenix-Metro area focused on SMBs. We are not at the scope of the listed service providers here, but we are encouraged by how this market is growing and how more SMBs are taking their cybersecurity posture seriously. Looking forward to being on this list in the future!
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 6/3/2020
Stay-at-Home Orders Coincide With Massive DNS Surge
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  5/27/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
How Cybersecurity Incident Response Programs Work (and Why Some Don't)
This Tech Digest takes a look at the vital role cybersecurity incident response (IR) plays in managing cyber-risk within organizations. Download the Tech Digest today to find out how well-planned IR programs can detect intrusions, contain breaches, and help an organization restore normal operations.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-4177
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-03
IBM Security Guardium 11.1 contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. IBM X-Force ID: 174732.
CVE-2020-4180
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-03
IBM Security Guardium 11.1 could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system. IBM X-Force ID: 174735.
CVE-2020-4182
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-03
IBM Security Guardium 11.1 is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session. IBM X-Force ID: 174738.
CVE-2020-4187
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-03
IBM Security Guardium 11.1 could disclose sensitive information on the login page that could aid in further attacks against the system. IBM X-Force ID: 174805.
CVE-2020-4190
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-03
IBM Security Guardium 10.6, 11.0, and 11.1 contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. IBM X-Force ID: 174851.