The Security Talent Gap and Web Intelligence

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The security staffing landscape is changing – especially for cybersecurity. With a looming cybersecurity talent gap, more security-related areas of responsibility are being outsourced than ever before in order to keep up with the challenges. One emerging category of outsourcing lies in management of OSINT security deliverables for an organization. With each passing quarter, there has been an increase in OSINT-deliverables amongst the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service landscape. A quick win in this security deliverable category is in the area of Web Intelligence (WEBINT) and Investigation. A subset of the broader OSINT data spectrum it has become an effective ROI-offering for MSSPs and MDRs – that is, if it can be produced confidently and most importantly, quickly.

The landscape as it stands – and going forward.

The scary fact about our modern world of security as organizations across the globe continue to undergo rapid digital transformation, it is forecasted that there will be an estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions worldwide (Deloitte, 2019). With a drastic increase in major cybersecurity events these days, especially in terms of State-level disruption efforts, think SolarWinds, NotPetya, and a recent report by CISA about Chinese MSS-efforts), you can begin to see why such a gap is “scary.”

Read the Full Article in VM Blog to learn how Web Intelligence can help you bypass manual OSINT for real intelligence.

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