How to Navigate the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap


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In recent years, cybersecurity has been a huge point of concern for many organizations. In 2018 alone, “945 data breaches led to a staggering 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide.” (Gemalto’s Breach Level Index)  With the start of 2019 well under way, it is paramount to be aware of the potential impact data breaches could have on you and your organization.

In addition to the looming threat of a data breach, the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study reported that 59% say their organization is at extreme or moderate risk due to cybersecurity staff shortage. That statistic alone should not be taken lightly. To make matters more pressing, the staff shortage is steadily increasing, which puts many organizations at risk.

The imminent security threat posed by the skills gap crisis can’t be ignored, so organizations must take action to secure their defense against a potential data breach - and many IT teams simply can’t find the cybersecurity talent they need to protect their businesses.

As awareness around this workforce shortage is increasing, it’s important to adjust your strategy if expanding your in house IT workforce isn’t on the table. When staffing up isn’t an option, using the right technologies can help fill the gap.

Proactivity is Key

To address your risk head on, it is critical to approach this with a proactive mindset rather than a reactive one. Thinking ahead and planning accordingly will save you time and money in the long run. Start by assessing the risks and looking for technology solutions that can fix them - without needing to add headcount.

Case in point: remote access remains a strong threat vector that many cyber criminals choose to exploit. Whether you are in a retail or financial landscape, securing your remote access becomes one of your strongest methods of attack to prevent a potential data breach.

Adopting a secure remote access solution will not only help your security ecosystem but it will add efficiencies and make your internal IT workforce that much more effective.

Let us help you fill the gap

Netop Remote Control offers a comprehensive approach to securing your remote access that helps reduce administrative overhead so the existing IT team has one less thing to worry about. We can help you lock down access, allocate authorization, ensure authentication, and establish effective logging and reporting. 



Netop offers modern remote control solutions that allow your team to connect securely and efficiently to any device, from anywhere. Let's talk about how we can help.


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