MSP Cybersecurity 2023: Recession to Present Opportunities
With a negative economic outlook at the start of the year, cybercriminals will be looking to exploit weakened defenses in the new year. MSPs with streamlined cybersecurity offerings will be well-placed to deliver value to their customers.
MSPs’ Confidence in Cybersecurity Abilities Grows
Modern tools’ simplicity will empower MSP’s cybersecurity teams to the point that they will be able to deliver quality cybersecurity services to their customers without relying on 3rd-party SOCs. Cybersecurity will no longer be a field reserved for only the most gifted IT talent.
Network Analysis and Visibility for SMBs become Commonplace
NAV has long been an essential part of enterprise cybersecurity stacks. New NAV tools are priced and built for the small business market, making the visibility it offers is becoming accessible to SMBs and the MSPs that manage them.
EDR Evasion Becomes Mainstream
EDR evasion will no longer be a ‘sophisticated technique’ but rather a standard cyberattack practice. Organizations that provide cybersecurity services will need to ensure that their defense-in-depth strategies don’t overly rely on EDR.
Remote Monitoring and Management Breaches Will Increase
RMM tools are invaluable for MSPs, giving support staff access to fix things remotely. However, threat actors will seek to attack these services because of the remote access and admin rights they offer, as well as the ability to attack a large pool of clients.
MDR and MSSPs are Forced to Evolve
The increasing simplicity and lower demand for cybersecurity tools will allow more companies to do-it-yourself. MDR providers and MSSPs will have to adapt and potentially offer SecOps security coaching and/or co-management.