We have long accepted that compliance does not equal security. While the US has several public and private laws and governances covering almost every industry from healthcare to your local eatery to protect both consumers and businesses, is it enough? Europe has long been known to have stronger standards in many areas. They have policies in place to protect food and medicines. They also have more stringent data protection laws. There are now companies in Europe that are marketing that they’ll keep data inside Europe to keep it protected. Interestingly, there are just as many high-profile data breaches in Europe, further driving home the point that compliance isn’t enough. Look at any of the major security breaches over the past year. These were large and well respected organizations who were thought to have the best of the best available security technology and staff. In the end, what happened to all of that security? The problem is not necessarily that we don’t have enough acronyms telling us how to manage our data and our networks, rather that we don’t have the time or resources to handle it. How many logs do each of your servers and security devices produce on a daily basis? How do you correlate those logs? How do you reduce the noise? Rather than working harder by throwing more people at the problem, consider using a service that knows and understands security as well as know your business. You’re not replacing the people you have. You’re giving them the tools they need to rise above the basics and be an echelon above when it comes to security.