IT security needs to continue to evolve

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
January 3, 2013

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

One of the major concerns with any new technology deployment in the business world is security. Whether it is bring-your-own-device, cloud computing or big data, every tech innovation carries with it the security ball and chain. IT Principals need to be aware of such aspects in order to ensure a company's data and network are not compromised.

On top of that, each new technology brings with it additional skills that IT departments need to understand. This will help systems run effectively and remain as secure as possible. Business executives are seeing an increased demand for tech personnel who can meet these challenges as the market has evolved past the cookie-cutter demand of the past. At least that is the feeling being expressed from one long time IT security executive.

In a recent interview with the IT blog Search Security, Lee Kushner  – an IT security recruiter for over 15 years – spoke about how the market has changed since he started in the industry.

"The only thing that I can compare this market to is to the year 2000 job market," said Kushner. "The difference between 2000 and now is that in 2000 if you could just spell security, people would hire you. It was a very cookie-cutter demand and it was a broad demand. There was not much difference, in the market’s eyes [between security needs]."

Kushner added that there are a number of different skills in demand just from the last few years. There has been a push towards application security, incident response, threat and vulnerability management and overall blended security architecture that couples some of the technology and risk factors.

Tech security is a growing need for any business that is looking at the latest innovations. VARs and MSPs can help ease that stress by providing dynamic solutions and impactful personnel to answer any challenge.

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