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What are cyber security services providers?

Cyber security services providers offer cyber security to other businesses as a service. Cyber security Service Provider (CSSP) is also a set of specific certifications issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) to designate certain levels of knowledge and experience.

Working with a cyber security provider allows your company to leverage a more robust set of security protocols. They can run tests to find vulnerabilities, monitor networks for intrusions and even respond to incidents. Be aware though: Not all cyber security service providers offer the same set of services and their methods and costs can vary greatly.

A managed cyber security service provider (MSSP) bundles these security services into your managed service agreement for a flat monthly fee. You’ll get proactive monitoring, infrastructure expertise and response and remediation in addition to the help desk, training and other managed service components. The best MSSPs customize their services to meet the needs of your business, so you never pay for services you don’t need.

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