Critical Start - Aug 17 - How to Evaluate
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How to Evaluate an MDR Provider

A Virtual Bourbon Tasting Session

Successfully Held on August 17th, 2023

Presented by

Critical Start

Here’s what we discussed:

Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services provide organizations with real-time threat detection, incident response, and continuous monitoring capabilities. With the rise of sophisticated cyber-attacks, it’s more important than ever for organizations to find the right MDR provider that checks all the boxes and delivers the most effective MDR service per dollar invested to reduce risk.

Critical Start’s Chief Technology Officer, Randy Watkins, joined us as we dove into the top capabilities that are most important for organizations evaluating MDR providers.

During this discussion, we discussed:

  • How to evaluate potential MDR providers, including checking credentials, certifications, and customer reviews to gauge their expertise
  • The requirements you absolutely need to have for choosing an MDR provider, including a checklist you can use while shopping
  • Why it’s important to resolve all alerts to decrease the time you invest in detection and response and increase the control you have over your risk exposure

MDR is your last line of defense between business disruption and loss.


4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

Welcome & Introduction

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM

Guided Bourbon Tasting by an Expert

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM

Interactive Discussion

5:20 PM – 5:30 PM


Host & Solution Expert

Jordan Mauriello
Chief Security Officer, Critical Start

Participation in this Virtual Bourbon Appreciation is free of charge to qualified attendees. Once you’ve completed the registration, we’ll confirm your invitation and send you a calendar invite with a link to the meeting.

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