The third week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is all about cybersecurity career awareness. Hiring the right people to handle cybersecurity remains a challenge, because of the enormous talent gap in the InfoSec industry.
What Is the Cybersecurity Talent Gap?
The cybersecurity talent gap, like those in other industries, is created by the combination of a pressing need for talent and a lack of skilled, qualified personnel. In a recent survey, 60% of companies reported having difficulties recruiting cybersecurity talent. A full half of the same group said they had been impacted by a security breach in the past year, further underscoring the need to source the right talent.
The Cost of Hiring Cyber Talent
Even when you find the right person, the cost of hiring them can be prohibitive for many budgets. A single cybersecurity engineer makes, on average, over $100k. The cost of hiring several people to handle your information security can easily climb into the upper-6- or 7-figure range. That doesn’t include the cost of training, orientation, and other transitional expenses.
In addition to up-front costs, an organization has to invest considerable time in the onboarding process. It takes around three months to get a new employee up and running, and some HR professionals recommend that period be extended to an entire year.
The Advantage of a Cybersecurity Managed Service Provider (MSP)
With the services of an MSP, you can avoid the up-front cost associated with recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training new employees. You subscribe to the services you need and limit your investment without sacrificing the efficacy of your solution.
Cost savings are only one facet of the benefits, however. An MSP can help your company in a variety of ways, such as:
- Secure its entire digital landscape, including in-house and cloud architectures.
- Protect your endpoints, as well as those of remote employees.
- Design disaster recovery and backup solutions, enabling you to enhance resiliency and continuity.
- Get training for your whole staff around the latest threats and what they can do to avoid them.
- Get managed threat detection and response.
- Benefit from a managed firewall solution run by an experienced security operations center (SOC).
With an MSP, you also don’t have to worry about whether the professionals handling your cybersecurity have the most up-to-date tools and knowledge. An MSP ensures its teams have the latest knowledge and resources to fight cybercriminals; you don’t have to pay for ongoing professional development.
At TPx, we have experts on staff, so you don’t need to hire, retrain, or train talent. TPx gives you a straightforward way to close the cybersecurity talent gap and quickly reap the benefits of a secure digital infrastructure. To get started, reach out to TPx today.