Network Security Challenge: Shortage of Skills

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As part of our six-part blog series on network security, we now focus on the next challenge: Shortage of Skills.

The cybersecurity industry is a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar-plus market, but it’s facing a serious talent shortage. Recent reports from Frost & Sullivan,  (ISC)2 , and Foote Partners highlight  the lack of cybersecurity talent and shortage of skilled technology workers. The reports project that the global cybersecurity workforce will grow to six million by 2019, but there will be more than 1.5 million of the positions unfilled by 2020.

So, what can companies do? Here’s a quick list – and for more on the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks, download the full eBook here.

 

  •  Assess workforce strategy
  • Improve outreach and engagement.
  • Build an ecosystem of professionals focused on cybersecurity.
  • Provide an amazing support program for the new hires.
  • Support ongoing learning and skill building.

We will continue our mini blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities, so please stay tuned each week for more!

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Network Security Challenge: Evolving Attack Vectors

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As part of our six-part blog series on network security, let’s focus today on our first challenge: Evolving Attack Vectors

Malicious people and organizations use a variety of methods to attack individuals and enterprises. With each attack more sophisticated than the prior, there are three main types of attack vectors that lead to various types of cybersecurity breaches:

Phishing Attacks A phishing attack occurs when a malicious person(s) attempts to impersonate a legitimate person or corporation through an email that asks the user to provide critical data or information needed to access certain accounts.

SQL Injection Attacks Structured query language (SQL) is a programming language used to deal with back-end databases and applications. If a company web developer creates an application where the user can interact with a database to add information—and does not take proper precautions—attackers can easily perform a “get request” or “select request” function, which dumps the entire database so they can harvest sensitive information.

DDOS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks impact information availability and occur when a malicious person(s) creates a slew of traffic requests on a website at once in order to crash it or severely cripple it for a set amount of time. Many websites are still not equipped to handle the kind of traffic that attackers can harness using botnets, making these sites highly susceptible to DDOS attacks.

HOW TO PREVENT? 

Training of employees is critical in order to educate and increase awareness on common hacking methods used to put valuable data at risk. Much damage can be prevented with education and ensuring proper prevention systems (such as DDOS protection from web hosting companies) are in place to thwart these kinds of attacks.

Learn more about the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks in our new ebook, “Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities for 2017/18,” available for free download here.

We will continue our mini blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities, so please stay tuned each week for more!

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Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities for 2017/18

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Per Gartner*, worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017. The topic of cybersecurity remains one of the hottest in the tech and telecom industries today. A critical issue that spans the world, there remain several challenges, including a shortage of skills and lack of total control. Fortunately, with the focus so strongly on cybersecurity, leaders continue to take the reins in exploring the technologies and techniques needed to successfully confront cyberattacks.

We are excited to introduce to you our newest eBook, “Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities for 2017/18” available for free download here.

In this ebook, we review the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks.

As part of our new eBook offering, we will share with you excerpts in a six-part blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities. Stay tuned each week for more!

Be sure to follow 165 Halsey Street on Twitter and LinkedIn as well for all company updates, including when new blogs are posted.

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*Source: http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3638017