If there is one positive takeaway from last week’s widespread DDoS attack, which knocked a large chunk of the Internet offline, it’s that cybersecurity is at least being talked about once again.
The attack was a stark reminder that cybercrime is no longer an IT issue alone. A skillfully-crafted cyberattack can take down an entire organization.
The challenge is that DDoS — or distributed denial of service — attacks are just one piece of the cybersecurity puzzle today. Businesses, for instance, have to worry about challenges like crypto-ransomware, and other types of malware. Phishing remains a major problem, too. Hackers are constantly looking for backdoor entrances into corporate networks.
Now, here’s the kicker…
With cybersecurity concerns at an all time high, you would think that American workers would be flocking to fill security positions. After all, these are typically high-paying jobs. And demand for skilled experts is currently skyrocketing.
Despite this, there is a massive cybersecurity skills shortage in the U.S. right now. Statistics will vary from study to study, but they all seem to indicate that companies are sorely lacking expert help. In one study, for instance, 82 percent of participants reported a lack of cybersecurity skills in their organization. And one in three claim the shortage makes them prime targets for hacking.
The issue is particularly bad in the public sector, where many skilled cybersecurity experts are flocking to the public sector for higher paying jobs and better benefits.
Are you struggling to find cybersecurity guidance? If so, here’s some advice: Stop waiting for the ideal job applicant to find your company. Put the search for a skilled expert on hold and partner with a third party managed services provider (MSP).
That’s right — you can outsource cybersecurity. In doing so, your business will gain all of the help that it needs to stay safe online. An MSP like Apex Technology Services will provide you with cutting-edge resources and around-the-clock monitoring. It’s a fast, and cost-effective solution.
A new breed of hacktrepeneurs has awoken and they have little to fear and everything to gain by infecting as many companies as possible and extorting money from them. Apex Technology Services stands ready to protect your company regardless of whether it’s located in New York City; White Plains, New York; Connecticut; Australia; Europe; or anywhere else. Our full suite of cybersecurity and IT support services is at your disposal, enabling you to spend less time worrying about and more time growing your business.
In addition, our new Cybersecurity Compliance Certification for law firms will help keep your legal practice from becoming the next Panama Papers victim. This baseline cybersecurity audit for the legal industry should be considered seriously by all law firms.