Business technology is becoming more complex by the day. In the age of big data, mobility and the cloud, enterprise IT infrastructures look much different today than they did five years ago, which begs the question: How can we protect advanced, increasingly complex information systems if we're using antiquated security measures?
That's not to say security systems haven't evolved. Technology providers and cyber criminals are in a constant back-and-forth struggle to outdo their opponent. However, given the nature of technology systems, there is concern that security measures aren't advancing in areas they need to. An article in InformationWeek says that security systems must become more integrated, because that's the direction enterprise technology is going in.
"You might think that more and more investments in new security advances and defensive technologies would reduce the threats," the article says. "But because so many lack real integration, they've had the opposite effect. Meanwhile, attackers adopt new tactics. And every new attack technique has produced a new response that narrow-point products miss. In an age of complex, clever, and continuous APTs, we see more breaches and dwindling organizational trust."
Information security specialists are a valuable commodity in today's post-Target breach, big-data-fueled business landscape. It's imperative that as a VAR or MSP you are able to find the best talent in regards to understanding how information systems work, how they have changed over the past few years and what steps are necessary to ensure information security measures keep up with the changing landscape. VAR Staffing can help find these individuals, which will ultimately help IT solutions providers offer the services their customers need to improve their security measures.