It is impossible to deny that technology as we know it is becoming far more complex. Cells phones have become portable computers, the cloud places entire business solutions at employee’s fingertips and big data allows for the fastest digestion and analysis of information ever. However, as these solutions become more complicated, so to is the job of IT Principles.
A recent white paper from Kaspersky focused on this issue from the IT security standpoint. The latest technology brings about a number of new areas of concern like securing remote access, file sharing, virus and malware definition and defense and policy awareness and training. Organizations find themselves caught between a more complex environment and a mounting pile of external risk factors.
Chris Christiansen, IDC’s vice president of Security Products and Services, is quoted in the white paper. His company conducted a survey of security concerns for Kaspersky at the end of 2012.
“Effective IT security is always a balance between risk, cost and convenience, but that means you can only evaluate the latter two accurately if you have a full understanding of the former,” said Christiansen. “My concern, which the results of the survey support, is that currently the risks are rising faster than businesses realize.”
Companies that are able to stay on top of the security factors can find themselves in need of an ever-evolving security approach – one that is outside of the traditional way of thinking. This is where a forward thinking VAR or MSP can become a valuable asset, especially for organizations that do not have the internal resources to handle IT security. Solution Providers that are partnered with VAR Staffing can rise to the top by offering the most impactful talent available.