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Cybersecurity staffing issues may be putting you at risk

Sarah K. White | Oct. 26, 2016
Cybersecurity is a priority for most businesses, but many are finding a lack of available cybersecurity talent. But not being able to hire the right candidates is no excuse to ignore your security needs.

Purakayastha says that for IT leaders struggling to present the cost-benefit to executives, they might consider outlining the legal implications of cybersecurity when it isn't taken seriously. For example, there's a chance that if a business experiences a hack, depending on laws and compliance issues, they might need to prove that they did everything they could to prevent that attack. If the cost savings won't light a fire under the executive team, the legal implications of cybersecurity might, he says.

"Cybersecurity pros are a company's front line of defense against attacks and failing to have the proper staffing leaves your company open to attacks and the ramifications of attacks," he says.

 

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