How Managed IT Can Stem the Cybersecurity Skills Crisis

Hacking and cyberattacks have been on the increase over the past few years, especially in the wake of vulnerabilities weaknesses laid bare by pandemic-fueled disruption. All of that activity has done more than simply put businesses at risk — it has also caused up to 45% of IT professionals in the cybersecurity realm to consider resigning.

Relentless threats of ransomware attacks, the evolution of more powerful and insidious cyberthreats, and high expectations from employers have caused a perfect storm of events that have furthered the cybersecurity skills crisis. This crisis is causing a talent shortage that is affecting 85% of businesses as they attempt to secure their infrastructure. Organizations looking to hire high level IT talent must be ready to offer skills development opportunities, career path timelines, and a salary commensurate with the often time-intensive and stressful role. For many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and even some larger enterprises, meeting these requirements is difficult, if not impossible.

Fortunately, there is a simple workaround available to any business — outsourcing your IT needs with a competent third party managed services provider (MSP).

Let Managed IT Solve the Cybersecurity Talent Crisis for Your Business

Cybersecurity is essential for any business, especially those that handle sensitive information such as client names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card information, medical information, and more. Just about any business will have to collect and store at least one of these identifying credentials. Today’s cybercriminals are savvy, too. They understand that many SMBs, and even larger entities, don’t have the resources to hire the kind of talent it takes to keep information protected. That is why many cyberattacks are aimed at resource-poor organizations. According to recent statistics, companies with fewer than 100 employees are receiving 350% more attacks based on social engineering tactics alone — a sobering number.

But help is within reach if you partner with a competent Managed IT provider. Here’s how this kind of partnership can help your business ride out the cybersecurity talent crisis safely:

MSPs Bring Access to High Level Knowledge

Because your MSP has a single focus — IT — they can use their resources to attract and hire IT and cybersecurity talent with the highest level of training. Individuals found in these companies are often experts in their fields of knowledge that keep their fingers on the pulse of evolving risks. Understanding the threat landscape as it grows and changes helps to keep data safer from emerging threats.

MSPs Provide High Levels of Protection Cost Effectively

When you partner with a Managed IT provider, you are no longer responsible for payroll and benefits for IT specialists. In fact, all your IT needs can be assessed and rolled into one easy-to-budget monthly payment. Within that scope, you can receive help optimizing and designing proper infrastructure, protecting data and developing disaster recovery plans, and troubleshooting and maintenance, among other services.

MSPs Have Leading Edge Technology

Keeping up with the proliferation of new tools and technologies to fight cybercrime can be as confusing — and costly — as trying to hire good IT talent. When you partner with an MSP, you gain access to leading-edge cybersecurity tools that can keep you ahead of hackers. More secure data storage and sharing can be accessed through state-of-the-art cloud computing platforms that can utilize public, or even custom-created private, cloud solutions. Importantly, your MSP will not only maintain your technologies, but also train your staff on how to best use them.

Perry proTECH — Your Partner for Cybersecurity You Can Trust

In today’s rapidly changing threat landscape, your data — no matter how small — is a target for hackers and other cybercriminals. To stay protected, you must have access to high level IT talent that have the tools and technologies to ward off emerging threats.

At Perry proTECH, our team of Managed IT experts are carefully selected to have deep knowledge in all areas of IT — including cybersecurity. Using the most advanced security solutions available, we can help mitigate threats to your virtual and even your physical environment. And, when you choose our cloud-based security option, you can achieve up to 50% in cost savings since there is no reliance on in-house IT or upfront equipment costs.

Don’t let the cybersecurity crisis affect the security of your data. Contact a Perry proTECH consultant and discuss how our Managed IT solutions can help keep your data — and your business — protected.

2022-07-01T12:46:41-04:00July 19th, 2022|
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