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When (and When Not) to Use a Managed Security Service Provider

Matthew Williams (Manager, Network & Telecom Services, Kent State University)

Date: Wednesday, May 22

Time: 3:30pm - 4:20pm

Pass type: All Access, Conference - Get your pass now!

Track/Topic: Security, IT Strategy

Audience: All

Format: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

CASE STUDY: Seeking hosted or managed services is not an easy decision. Staffing levels, staff skills, budget, time, might all be one reason to hire a managed service provider, but just one reason isn’t enough. You need a holistic view of the service in question and a holistic view of your organization’s objectives for partnering with a third party.

To augment its security team, Kent State University partnered with a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) in 2017. In this session, learn what factors went into the decision, what the experience of implementing the MSSP solution was like, what the Kent State team would change if they had to do it all over again, and what potential pitfalls to avoid when you consider an MSSP yourself.