There are a number of emerging trends in the IT channel that have a major impact on how businesses operate. While it's hardly a crime for IT Principals to not fully grasp the latest hardware or voice solution, there is one trend that needs to be taken seriously. IT security and cyber crime have become important fields and failure to understand them could be devastating to a business. Unfortunately, according to a new survey, there is a lack of conception and talent present to combat this risk.
The global study from Kaspersky Lab – a computer security company – found that almost 50 percent of all businesses do not fully understand the magnitude of cyber threats. It is not just developing technology markets that have this problem, as digitally advanced nations like the United States and Japan have lacking IT security protocols.
Eugence Kaspersky, the CEO and founder of Kaspersky Labs, said in an interview with iHotDesk, that companies are overlooking cyber attacks at their own peril. He added that a digital criminal can destroy the normal business environment.
"This issue has started to be taken seriously of late, and businesses have begun to worry, leading to increases in the number of IT staff working specifically in IT security," Kaspersky stated. "However, IT security staff are not always sufficiently trained and competent to protect businesses from the most pertinent threats."
According to the survey, about 40 percent of IT staff is now dedicated solely to stopping cyber crime.
Finding the resources to combat these risks is essential for IT Principals. VARs and MSPs can offer the impactful talent that can act as cyber justice for their companies.