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October 19, 2023

The Cybersecurity Lack of Personnel: An Opportunity for VARs & MSPs

As the Internet expands and changes, new cybersecurity threats emerge. At issue here is a severe lack of qualified individuals working in cybersecurity, a problem that has only become worse in recent years. Even if the number of people working in cybersecurity increased to 4.7 million in 2022, approximately 3.4 million more security professionals are needed according to CybersecurityDive. 

A shortage of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers is reported to exist in Europe in 2022. 

The lack of in-house cybersecurity professionals represents a real challenge for businesses but at the same time, opens the door for service providers to step with outsourced solutions. 

Bridging the Gap with Managed Detection and Response Services 

Using Managed Detection and Response services, abbreviated as MDR, is one approach to fixing the problem. Services such as NovaMDR, offer a powerful solution to the shortage of qualified workers. Organizations can focus on their core business while still maintaining a robust security posture because of NovaMDR's round-the-clock monitoring, detection, and response to cyber threats. 

NovaMDR is a full-fledged security system and goes beyond a simple outsourced managed service. Organizational oversight and management of an organization’s security and compliance posture setups are improved by its built-in foundational Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) function. Value-added service providers, including MSPs and VARs, stand to gain the most from this connectivity. 

The Competitive Edge for MSPs and VARs 

To gain an edge over the competition, managed service providers and resellers will benefit by  including NovaMDR as part of their solution stack. It solves the client's cybersecurity issues without the need to hire more in-house security personnel. This is especially attractive in the context of a market where demand for cybersecurity expertise has increased by an average of 22% across 12 European markets 3 during the past year. 

In addition, MSPs and VARs can differentiate themselves in a crowded market by offering a wider range of services to their customers through a partnership with NovaMDR. NovaMDR's foundational SIEM is a selling point because it streamlines security administration and provides valuable data that enable enterprises to take preventative measures against cyberattacks. 


Closing the skills gap is crucial to ensuring robust cybersecurity in an era where cyber threats are constant and always growing. This is a fantastic chance for MSPs and VARs to expand their service offerings and provide their customers with even more value. With NovaMDR's 24/7 MDR service and built-in foundational SIEM features, managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers are positioned to play a pivotal role in assisting businesses in navigating the difficult cybersecurity landscape. 

Learn more about the benefits of Managed Detection and Response 


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