Powerlifting in the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Powerlifting in the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

All the reasons

Is there too much to do with too little talent? If your SOC hasn’t been running smoothly in a while, there’s likely multiple reasons why. As a popular slang phrase goes these days, it’s because of “all the reasons.” Budget, talent churn, addressing alerts all over the place; you might also work in an extremely high-risk/high-attack-frequency industry like healthcare or media.

Because of “all these reasons” – and possibly a few more – you find yourself with a heavy load to secure. A load that possibly never seems to get lighter. Even when you land some truly talented security personnel and begin the onboarding process, more often these days it seems like a huge question mark if they’ll even be around in a year. And maybe the current cybersecurity skills gap is here to stay.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. It doesn’t mean you can’t be powerful in the face of that heavy load and attack frequency. By shoring up your current roster and strategizing how your talent could best partner with a managed detection and response (MDR) services provider, you might not have to simply settle for weathering the talent gap. You may find you’re saving money, creating new efficiencies, and activating a superpower that can help you lift the load like never before.

The hidden benefit

Let’s say retention isn’t a huge issue in your organization. As a manager, you try to stay upbeat, reinforce daily positivity, and show your gratitude for a job well done. If that’s truly the case, then more likely than not people enjoy working for you and probably stick around if they’re paid well and fairly for the
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