Changes to an already complex cybersecurity landscape contribute to the reasons oil and gas companies consider adding managed security to their IT infrastructure. Threats can exacerbate a lack of in-house expertise or resources making these services more valuable.
Monitoring and management do not stop after normal business hours. In fact, the oil & gas industry is always on and needs the right systems in place. Delay in taking proactive steps to strengthen operations exposes the company to significant losses.
Managed security services are a valuable option for closing the gap of an internal IT team.
Handling cybersecurity in-house takes tremendous manpower and a large investment in technology. Through managed security, your oil & gas company receives around-the-clock oversight without the added overhead and labor costs.
Cyber Attack Protection
Cyber attacks are ever-evolving occurrences. One new threat follows after another, especially if you are not prepared with the proper resources and tools. This presents a challenge to addressing threats and recovering with minimal downtime to energy production.
Proactive monitoring ensures a prompt response to a cyber attack. The provider has a plan in place to eliminate the threat or minimize the damage.
Manage Other Security Functions
In addition to protecting your company from cyber attacks, an MSSP can evaluate your current IT infrastructure. Managed security services can include vulnerability testing, routine scans and other activities.
Receiving these services from a third party frees up your IT team to advance company goals.
Access to Expertise
When you decide to use a managed security services provider, you have direct access to industry expertise. MSSPs are in the business of supporting clients with advanced technologies that help protect their infrastructure against cyber threats.
Providers also bring knowledge of oil & gas regulations that can determine how you conduct business. Their support ensures your systems operate in full compliance with industry standards.