For years, experts have been warning business leaders about the growing cybersecurity skills gap in the U.S. According to a new study, the gap is continuing to grow.
Research shows that the cybersecurity unemployment rate has fallen to zero, as there are now over 1 million jobs that are unfilled. And by 2021, this figure will climb to 3.5 million.
In another study, 1 in 4 respondents indicated that it takes their companies six months or longer to fill important information technology and cybersecurity positions.
This is especially troubling, especially when considering that cyberthreats will continue to get more severe over the next several years. And businesses that are short-staffed in their IT departments will be unable to keep up with the endless amount of network maintenance that is required for ensuring strong cybersecurity.
So, what can be done to address this critical cybersecurity skills shortage?
First and foremost, every business leader will have to realize at some point or another that cybersecurity is now synonymous with business continuity. It’s no longer an option, but a critical need. Organizations that cannot find reliable in-house assistance will therefore have to look elsewhere for answers.
One of the most logical solutions to address the skills gap is to consult with third party organizations offering managed security services. It’s a cost-effective and reliable way to obtain access to talented cybersecurity professionals as well as cutting-edge technologies for network monitoring and threat mitigation.
Apex Technology Services is a managed services provider offering cybersecurity assistance for organizations throughout the Greater New York City including all of the five boroughs, Rye, Westchester, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers as well as throughout Connecticut and beyond. Apex has the resources that your organization needs to stay protected while conducting business over the dangerous and unpredictable Internet.
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