Benefits Of Outsourcing Security For Small And Large Projects

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  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
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Your business is facing more acute security challenges than ever before. According to government figures, 2.39 million cybercrime cases were reported in 2022 alone. And the threat environment is fast-evolving, as well as the security skills gap, making it difficult for businesses to stay on top of their security. Outsourcing to a cyber security consultancy has significant benefits when resources are stretched, budgets are tight and projects need to be completed regardless.  

Actioning best practices

Successfully executing an information security strategy depends on years of knowledge and expertise. Professional information security services are experienced in managing projects from start to finish, delivering on time and within budget scope, and making sure the client’s requirements are met at all points. A security consultancy is ready to action best practices and deliver projects on time, and outsourcing your non-permanent security requirements means you save time and money hiring, training and maintaining in-house services. In addition, your projects can be actioned without additional hassle or delay. Any issues along the way, including drop outs, can be quickly filled using a pool of ready-to-go individuals or teams with the required skills and certifications. 

Minimising risk

Managing risk means detailed knowledge of government regulations, data compliance and changing security requirements. Get it wrong, and your business could be on the wrong end of a serious security breach, with subsequent fines from the ICO. Outsourcing could be the solution if you’re not in a position to manage projects yourself or have the limited resources required to recruit for a full-time, permanent role. We’ll handle the recruitment process for you, which allows your in-house resources to be reallocated to where they are most needed.

Flexibility and scalability

Suppose you don’t need an in-house security team full-time. Or your business works on various projects, large and small, throughout the year. Outsourcing your security project needs on an as-needed basis can make your business more agile and flexible. And you’ll be able to scale as needed with access to a knowledgeable team or individual, ready to meet the dynamic demands of your business at a moment’s notice.

Achieve strategic goals

Another benefit of outsourcing for security resource is the ability to stay focused on your business goals and day-to-day tasks. Instead of focusing your efforts on putting together an in-house team, you can focus on managing operations and growing your business. 

Don’t let security issues in-house distract you from achieving growth. A professional security consultancy can provide the perfect solution for organisations that need proven, non-permanent security expertise for initiating or completing projects. We ensure every project receives the same focus, process and attention and has the auspices of our own in-house senior security consultants from interview to completion.


Training and maintaining an in-house security team can be time-consuming and costly. By outsourcing, this would mean your team could redirect resources to where it’s needed. We’ll handle it all for you, from conducting interviews to support in vetting, we’ll do all the hard work so you can save time and money. 

You may be struggling to start up a security project due to being unable to recruit the right candidate, this could be because the salary is too large or the quality of candidate is hard to come by. Outsourcing will supply your organisation with a non-permanent candidate who is managed by one of our in-house consultants, resulting in time and money saved for you.

And because your security comes with a smaller price tag, you can redirect resources into your business and budget more efficiently.

Effective results

Measuring the effectiveness of your security posture can be a challenge. Putting a methodology and framework in place to measure results can be difficult and time-consuming. Outsourcing delivers multi-layered and holistic security services embedded in your project. And with clear, measurable goals in place, outsourced security roles are kept accountable, to ensure those projects are delivered as they should be.

Outsourced services from Advent IM

At Advent IM, we’ll support your security projects in a way that suits you. Advent IM Outsource is a perfect solution from one of the UK’s leading independent security consultancies. Designed to simplify and streamline project team creation or skill-gap filling for defined time periods, all through one expert point of contact.

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