Over the past two years, businesses, governments and individual users have experienced a marked increase in cybercrime. The FBI reported that internet crime complaints from May 2020 to May 2021 jumped from 5 million to 6 million, according to Government Technology magazine. And cybercriminals aren’t expected to slow down anytime soon.

Most experts agree that no organization or industry is completely safe from cyber threats, but there are ways to protect against an attack. More and more, organizations are turning to managed detection and response (MDR) services as a security solution. But what exactly is MDR?

In Chapter 2 of our new eBook Managed Detection and Response (MDR) for Dummies, we discuss what MDR is, how it compares to other security solutions and why it’s a strong choice to protect organizations like yours against cyber threats. You’ll learn:

  • What MDR offers. MDR provides both the integrated security tools needed to defend an IT infrastructure and the people required to manage and operate it. The tools might include network detection and response, endpoint detection and response or a SIEM technology platform. But it’s most important that you have talented people available to put the security tools to work — and those people are now in short supply. MDR experts can handle monitoring, alerting, investigating, response planning and more to defend against cyber threats.

MDR services work for small and midsize organizations that can’t support a full cybersecurity team and larger organizations that want to add support to an existing team. Discover how MDR can improve the incident detection and response life cycle, including the two metrics used for determining success, and understand why it’s crucial to have the right cybersecurity experts working to protect your organization.

  • Which security solutions are available. Each security solution available on the market today has unique offerings to accommodate different business needs, but there’s also some overlap in services. This overlap can make choosing a solution more challenging. In Chapter 2, you’ll learn about the most popular IT security solutions, including their benefits and drawbacks. In particular, we discuss SIEM, managed security service providers (MSSPs), and extended detection and response (XDR) solutions.
  • How MDR fits in the market. MDR provides positive results as a security solution for organizations of all sizes and industries. But how does it compare with the other security solutions available on the market today? How is MDR different from MSSPs? Why would you choose MDR over a SIEM or XDR solution? We have the answers. Find out what you need to know to choose the right solution to defend against cybercrime.

You can bet that cybercriminals are scheming and exploring ways to cause harm to organizations like yours. But you have options. 

Learn all about MDR and compare it to other cybersecurity solutions to decide which solution would work best to protect your organization from a cyberattack.

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