Cybercrime is a new type of warfare that consistent threatens not only large businesses revenue streams but also massively effects medium size and smaller businesses. Not to mention Cybercrime can be considered a major threat to the infrastructure of entire countries. In this new era of cybercriminals and talented hackers, the Cyber Security industry needs skilled individuals in order to defend against this growing threat.

The problem at hand

By 2020 the cyber-security industry will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions according to a recent report by Frost and Sullivan. The statistics show that business of all sizes and even governments will be left increasingly vulnerable to attacks.

There’s a clear problem here for both business and governments alike the question is with such a growing disparity between the attackers and the talent to defend against these attacks how do we solve the problem? There is no simple answer, as with many nuanced issues things like social, cultural and political factors come into play. One thing is clear though if the problem is to be addressed governments and businesses will need to recruit from a wider talent pool or look at outsourcing their security needs.

What can businesses do to prevent Cyber Crime or Data Theft?

As with any problem, solving it is all about preparation. Though larger companies will be looking to hire more in-house people from a wider talent pool the quickest and easiest way to prepare and improve your business in this new age of cyber-criminals is to outsource your cyber-security needs.

In order to prepare you will need to re-evaluate your workforce strategy and hiring programme to reflect the required skill sets of specialized individuals. Build local networks and use information sharing the help educate yourself and others in your company about the issues at hand. mentor and rotate new recruits in order to ensure that everyone is up to date on those crucial security issues and continually maintain the development of these skilled staff members.

All of that means a lot of work for you as a business on a personal level which is why outsourcing to someone like CloudTech24 is ideal to save yourself a lot of headaches when it comes to meeting all these criteriums and keeping your business safe and secure simultaneously.

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If you are in need of Cyber Security or IT Management services then don’t hesitate to get in touch with CloudTech24 today for your FREE IT Health Check so we can guide you through the best method to keep your data and information safe in this new age of cyber warfare.

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