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Saudi Companies Outsource Cybersecurity Amid 'Serious' Incidents

Saudi companies are seeking extra help in droves, because of a lack of tools and personnel.

Dark Reading Staff

December 1, 2023

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More than half of Saudi Arabian companies plan to outsource their cybersecurity measures in the next year, as a lack of resources continues to plague the region.

Up to 58% of respondents plan to invest in different forms of outsourcing cybersecurity in the next 12 to 18 months as a measure to strengthen their posture, according to research from Kaspersky. Reasons given include a lack of necessary tools for threat detection (22%), and a shortage of internal IT security staff (34%).

Also, 42% plan to outsource their cybersecurity to managed service providers (MSPs), while 10% want the help of external consulting specialists.

The push for outsourcing comes as 71% of Saudi companies reported a cyber incident over the last two years, and 74% said the incidents were "serious."

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