Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Open XDR

Open XDR-as-a-Service: A Fresh Look at Detection and Response

ReliaQuest's Colin O'Connor on Why This Isn't Just Vendor Hype
Colin O'Connor, chief operating officer, ReliaQuest

The managed services business for cybersecurity is projected to grow to $46.4B in 2025, up from $31B in 2020. Why do organizations need managed services, such as Managed Detection and Response, for cybersecurity? What is the best approach for your organization to keep pace with today’s threat landscape?

In this interview, Tom Field of Information Security Media Group and Colin O’Conner, chief operations officer at ReliaQuest, discuss:

  • The different flavors of managed services - MSSP, MDR, co-managed - and the best option to help organizations in today’s threat landscape;
  • An introduction to Open XDR-as-a-Service - a different approach to help organizations bring together tools and data sources to achieve true visibility for unified detection, investigation, response and resilience.
  • Examples of how organizations are leveraging managed services to tackle their security challenges, including ransomware, phishing, secure cloud environments and more.

O’Connor is COO at ReliaQuest, one of the fastest-growing companies in the global cybersecurity industry. Over the past 11 years, he has played a key role in nearly every area of the company, helping to architect and enhance ReliaQuest’s solutions for its customer base of Fortune 1000 companies. He also has held roles with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, ISSA, BSides, and InfraGard.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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