how the shortage of IT professionals can hurt your business

For the past couple of years, technology has advanced at a dizzying pace. Before we get used to our new cell phones, a better version comes along. At some restaurants, you can place your order from a tablet. Watching television has gotten more high tech, with devices such as Apple TV. Even something as simple as sitting on your couch to watch your favorite show has been forever altered by platforms such as Netflix and Hulu. And hackers are getting so sophisticated, they have been able to infiltrate what were once thought to be iron clad security systems. Ransomware, anyone?

One of the problems with this surge in cyber attacks is the fact that there is a shortage in IT security professionals. Even within the dwindling pool of applicants for these type of jobs, there is a noticeable skills gap. And trying to solve your cyber security problems with someone who’s not well equipped to do so, is the equivalent of putting on a band-aid when you need surgery.

What does this mean for your business?

Our entire lives depend on the Internet. Between our ever-present smartphones and the Internet of Things (IoT) installed on most of our gadgets, we pretty much have tracking devices and cameras trained on us, recording everything we say and everything we do. We digitally store an entire gamut of sensitive information: business trade secrets, government intelligence, healthcare records, social security numbers, banking statements. If you don’t have a trained IT security professional making sure that it’s all secure, you might as well wear your wallet half sticking out from your back pocket on the New York City subway. In fact, that would be a best-case scenario, all things considered.

What can you do to protect yourself?

Source 1 Solutions is an IT firm with sophisticated engineers and authorized Honeywell partners. We have over 20 years of experience in the intelligent security industry, and our company received the 2014 Security Dealer of the Year. We provide business security to clients in over 90 countries. This is because we are highly trained and we know what we’re doing. We don’t have the skills gap that is currently plaguing the industry.

When it comes to protecting your business, don’t play Russian roulette. Contact us and see what we can do for you.

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