How managed security can close the cybersecurity skills gap

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SIEM is a key technology in a company’s security arsenal that should be considered an essential tool in defending against intrusions.

Recent studies are continually linking an organisation’s lack of staffing and skills to its ability to fend off cyberattacks.

Market research firm Vanson Bourne interviewed 775 IT decision makers involved in cybersecurity within their organisations last year, and found one in three say the shortage makes them prime hacking targets, while one in four say it has led to reputational damage and the loss of proprietary data via cyberattack.

According to Gartner, “Organisations struggle to deploy, manage and use an effective combination of expertise and tools to detect threats, especially targeted advanced threats and insider threats.”

One such technology that requires expertise along with the time and processes to successfully use it is a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. This type of tool has a reputation for being a big company technology that requires a large up-front investment and ongoing operational and maintenance expenses to achieve any ROI.

Read the full article that discusses how to close the cybersecurity skills gap, written by EventTracker CEO A.N. Ananth, in IT Pro Portal, here.