// The Challenge

Navigating Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Fulfilling the Demand

No matter where you fall in your strategy approach for toolsets, you’re likely seeing the most deafening trend firsthand, which is the shortage of cybersecurity professionals, it’s expected to reach 3.5 million unfilled positions by 2025. Unfortunately, the trends are true, there are too many security tools, with too many specialized skillsets required to run them effectively. In addition, those tools need to work with other tools, and some of them need to have around the clock coverage to ensure you’re protected when the bad actors get in. 

To make this situation even worse, your most valued assets, people, are getting poached once they’re good enough to attract attention. All the time spent on training your staff, getting them certified with your key security tools, and then they realize what someone else will pay for their new skillset.

Unfortunately, this is a common issue that we have seen affect our clients in the past. They’ve found that the trend of competing with talent poachers is prohibitively expensive. The shortage of security engineers in the country is well-known, and it’s a situation that’s deteriorating as the threat landscape evolves. This evolution brings about more advanced ‘next gen’ tools, further compounding the challenge, but luckily ProCern has a solution

Overabundance of Tools
The average organization now manages around 76 different security tools, making it difficult to effectively oversee and integrate them all.
Skillset Specialization
Each tool requires specific knowledge and expertise, further complicating their management and effective use.
Need for Continuous Coverage
Cybersecurity isn’t a 9-to-5 job. Round-the-clock vigilance is essential to protect against threats, especially when bad actors are most active.
Staff Attrition
Training and certifying staff in key security tools is an investment. However, once these professionals become skilled, they often attract offers from other companies, leading to high turnover.
Daily Alerts

Security analysts are unable to deal with 67% of the daily alerts received, with 83% reporting that alerts are false positives and not worth their time. (2023 State of Threat Detection Research Report)

The Solutions

ProCern Security Operations (SecOps)

Tailored, Flexible Cybersecurity Support

Recognizing the critical needs of our clients and wider industry, ProCern has developed our SecOps as-a-Service solution. This service is meticulously crafted to address the prevalent issues in cybersecurity management, offering a value-driven approach to enhance your organization’s security.

Flexible Service Hours

Customizable Usage: The service provides a set number of monthly service hours, adaptable to your specific IT security needs. Tailored Assistance: Use these hours across your various aspects of your IT security systems, wherever and whenever required.

Consultative Approach

Expert Guidance: Unsure about the number of hours needed? Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can assist in determining an appropriate starting point based on your requirements.

Quarterly Adjustments

Use Them or Lose Them: While the service operates on a use-them-or-lose-them basis, we offer the flexibility of adjusting your service hours quarterly. This ensures that you always have the right level of support. True-Up and Down: Regular reviews allow adjustments to service hours, aligning with your changing needs and ensuring optimal utilization.

Substantial Value Addition

Enhanced Security Posture: Our service strengthens your organization’s overall security posture. Cost Reduction: SecOps as-a-Service can be more cost-effective than hiring and maintaining a specialized in-house security team. Minimizing Turnover and Shelfware: Alleviate the issues of high staff turnover and underutilized security tools. Focus on Core Business: With ProCern handling your security operations, your team can concentrate on primary business goals.


Access to Expertiese

Benefit from a team of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ideal for organizations lacking in-house security resources.

Cost Effective Security

More affordable compared to establishing an internal SOC. Saves on hiring, training, tool investment, and infrastructure costs.

24/7 Monitoring and Response

Continuous vigilance against threats, even outside standard business hours. Proactive approach to minimize security incident impacts.

Scalable Solutions

Easily adaptable services to align with your organization’s growth and changing threat landscape.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At ProCern, we leverage state-of-the-art security technologies and threat intelligence, which may be cost-prohibitive for smaller organizations to implement. Some of those vendor solutions are also offered up as-a-service as well to enable easier consumption.

Compliance Reporting

We can also assist organizations in meeting regulatory compliance requirements by offering tailored reporting and audit support, in addition to ensuring that your security tools are acting as they should.

Reduced False Positives

With advanced analytics, tuning, and machine learning capabilities, ProCern can help reduce the number of false positives you’re seeing today, allowing in-house teams to focus on genuine threats rather than noise.

Rapid Incident Response

At ProCern, we are well-equipped to respond rapidly to incidents as well. Our experience and access to threat intelligence enables us to make informed decisions quickly.

Focus on Core Business

By outsourcing security operations, organizations can concentrate on their core competencies without the distraction of managing and monitoring security 24/7.

Global Threat Visibility

In addition to SecOps, we run a 24x7x365 MSSP with clients all over the world, thus granting us a view of emerging threats, enabling our teams to detect and respond to threats that may not be on an organization’s radar.

Industry Report – IT Staffing Shortages

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