The business landscape is in a constant state of flux, particularly in the technology sector. Systems are always evolving and changing the way we do business, but there is one constant that will persist even as technology advances: the threat of something going wrong.
Sure, they may come in different forms as technology changes, but there will always be threats. These can be internal, like system stoppages that result in lost data, or external like cyber crimes. In fact, in many cases threats are growing due to the increasing complexities of IT business systems. And because these threats will never go away, it's imperative that businesses prepare to alleviate certain risks and handle problems when they arise.
Therein lies the issue. According to the ISACA 2014 APT Survey, businesses are not making necessary personnel moves to counter the constant threats facing their organization. Approximately 62 percent of respondents said they have not increased training in 2014, despite the high return on investment. It's estimated that the cost of security breaches has doubled in parts of the world over the last year, so increasing training would be a smart financial decision.
Ultimately, businesses can only do what they have the resources for, and if training is not an option they may have to seek out the help of VARs and MSPs that can offer the products and services needed to fight against IT threats. Of course, these organizations must make sure they have the right people in place to manage the needs of their clients, which requires finding smart, experienced and talented individuals. VAR Staffing can help by identifying and recruiting these quality candidates.