Cyber Security: In-house vs Outsourced

Do you host your own cyber security solutions yourself, or do you rely on a third party to manage these solutions for you?

As cyber threats become more common, businesses must prioritize protecting their assets and customers. One decision they may face is whether to outsource their cyber security or handle it in-house. Here are a few of the benefits and drawbacks of each option:

Outsourcing Cyber Security:

  • Pros: Hiring a third-party cyber security provider can be cost-effective, provides access to expertise, and offers flexibility to scale up or down as needed.
  • Cons: Less control over the business’s cyber security, communication can be delayed, and response times might vary depending on how large the outsourcing company is versus how responsive its staff can be.

Handling Cyber Security In-House:

  • Pros: An in-house team provides greater control over cyber security solutions, allowing you to tailor them to your needs, and can build trust with customers and stakeholders since the cyber security team is a part of your business model.
  • Cons: Having an in-house team can be expensive. Managing the operations goes beyond the normal 8-to-5 work day and personnel to staff beyond this contributes to the expenses being higher. Training and retaining experts become expensive and necessary if you want your team to be successful.

Which choice is right?

The best answer is: it depends. Businesses should weigh the pros and cons of each option to determine the best fit. As you weigh the options, we believe in having a trusted partner that examines your business holistically and is your advocate for cyber security initiatives, not just a vendor. With R.A.D. Security, you get expertise from industry professionals with a small business focus. All of our solutions are designed to fit into your business model. When considering a partnership, speak with us to see just how important your security is to us.

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