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Should I Hire or Outsource My Cyber Security Team?

May 24, 2022

The only way to prevent a cyber catastrophe is to hire a dedicated team of experts. But should that group be staffed internally or outsourced? There are pros and cons to each approach. Read on.

Pros- Staffing Cyber Security Internally

Keeping things in-house makes sense for larger companies with established security budgets. Pros to staffing internally include:

  • Flexibility- Hiring an internal team means the freedom to do things your own way. Employees can be reallocated as priorities shift and projects arise.
  • Communication- Adding an internal security department can make communication and collaboration easier.


  • Costly
  • Hiring process is time consuming
  • Response times can be slow

Pros- Outsourcing Cyber Security

Companies that outsource IT security tend to be smaller, with employees who “wear many hats” – networking, help desk, platform management, etc. Pros of outsourcing include:

  • More service for less money- By paying a single monthly fee to an outsourced security company, businesses can leverage already-optimized technology, strategic planning, and comprehensive security services.
  • Faster Response Times- Depending upon the stipulations of their Managed IT Services agreement, an organization can get 24/7 monitoring, alerting, and remediation.
  • A Diverse Team of Experts- By hiring a third-party security group, companies receive a valuable outside perspective.

Check out Should I Hire or Outsource My Cyber Security Team? for more details on the best solution for your company.

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