TECH BUYER Jun 2021 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US47724721

Accelerate Threat Detection and Response with Advanced Tools, Technologies, and Expertise

By: Martha Vazquez, Craig RobinsonProgram Director , Security Services, Christina RichmondProgram Vice President, Security Services, Philip D. Harris, CISSP, CCSKResearch Director, Risk, Advisory, Management, and Privacy


This IDC Perspective discusses ways in which organizations can mature their security programs and accelerate threat detection and response using advanced tools, technologies, and expertise. Firms with 2020 digital initiatives, including cybersecurity investments, minimized the effects of COVID-19 and the economic slowdown. Many firms invested in managed security services (MSS) and managed detection and response (MDR) services. MSS has evolved to include innovations in MDR such as the adoption of the MITRE ATT&CK framework. Security program objectives and priorities need to drive evaluation and selection of service provider, whether that is a pure-play MDR provider or a managed security services provider (SP) that offers professional services and broad security expertise.

"At a time of unprecedented challenges, considering the COVID-19 crisis, economic slowdown, and cyberattackers, organizations with 2020 digital initiatives are growing faster and reaching their next normal sooner. Cybersecurity investments in the latest MSS and MDR services were and are instrumental in helping organizations protect critical and sensitive data — still the number 1 objective of security programs." — Martha G. Vazquez, senior research analyst, Security Services, IDC



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