Ep. 14: How XDR and a SOC-as-a-Service Can Give MSPs a Much-Needed AI Edge

Here's how XDR and SOCaaS use AI to add context to security threats, helping MSPs prioritize the most critical CVEs and automate incident response and remediation.

SOC as a Service

Cybercriminal activity has become one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. This year, for example, the costs from cybercrime are expected to reach $6 trillion, up from $3 trillion in 2015. To put this number in perspective, if it were measured as a country, cybercrime would be the world’s third-largest economy after the U.S. and China.

There are tons of solutions and tools available today to help combat various cyberattacks. Still, some of these tools suffer severe limitations such as requiring laborious remediation processes, or worse—overwhelming admins with thousands of “high” and “critical” common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) that must be addressed right away. Not only is this latter challenge a recipe for burning out your security team long-term, but all these “to-dos” can dull a team’s sense of urgency in addressing risks.

James Hatzell, director of marketing for Barracuda MSP XDR and XaaS Journal Cofounder Jay McCall, discuss extended detection and response (XDR) and SOC-as-a-Service. These new security tools and services use AI to add context to security threats, helping MSPs prioritize the most critical CVEs and automate incident response and remediation processes.

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