Data is the fuel that drives the engine of business. Data is involved in almost every task and at pretty much every level of business—and much of it is sensitive or valuable information like proprietary data, financial projections, or personally identifiable information of customers and employees. It is estimated that as much as 70 percent of the value of a company is a function of its data—the trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property it possesses. Protecting data from theft or unauthorized exposure is one of the primary objectives of cyber security, and it’s imperative for the company to remain successful.
Businesses understand the importance of securing data, but data security is challenging—especially in dynamic hybrid or multi-cloud environments. There are a number of ways that data is exposed to risk every day. Data is stored on local endpoints, servers and mobile devices. Users collaborate on and share data via cloud platforms and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Insider threats are also a significant risk to data as employees inadvertently expose or compromise corporate data or intentionally take it. Most organizations are working with limited security resources, though, and need to find ways to amplify their efforts and maximize impact to deliver effective data security.
Struggling to Find Cyber Security Talent
Plaguing companies of all sizes and across all industries is the challenge to hire and retain cyber security professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills. The demand for cyber security professionals is far beyond the current supply. A report from ISC2 estimates there are roughly four million unfilled cyber security jobs around the world.
Organizations also have to deal with the reality that it’s a “seller’s market” when it comes to cyber security professionals. If you are lucky enough to find a qualified individual, chances are that you will have to pay a premium salary to get them to join you. Keeping cyber security talent is a significant issue as well. Because demand is high, it’s likely another company will come along and offer them more money.
To address the struggle with finding and retaining qualified cyber security talent, businesses need to find ways to do more with less. You should look for ways to enable the cyber security professionals you do have to work more effectively and efficiently rather than hiring more people.
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