Cyber security so hot it’s a television pitch

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
February 20, 2014

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

IT security remains one of the hottest topics in the business world. IT has become such a minefield that Entertainment Weekly is reporting CBS has greenlit a new “CSI” spinoff that will focus on a “cyber-psychologist” named special agent Avery Ryan and be set in the world of cyber crime being fought from FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia.

The tag line reads: “Technology, as we know it, has amplified human behavior to the point where faceless criminals are committing crimes at global proportions with a touch of a button.”

While that seems like nothing more than some fancy language to get people excited about a new television police procedural, it is also a true statement and something every business is now facing.

The Target breach has been in the news since the new year with updates coming nearly every week. According to Forbes, the latest headlines point to Fazio Mechanical Services, a refrigeration contractor in Pittsburgh that connected Target’s systems to handle electronic billing and project management, as the weak link that let the cyber criminals in.

By hacking FMS, the criminals gained access to the Target network undetected, started testing malware to make sure it worked and deployed it to a larger group of point-of-sale solutions.

Cyber security is clearly more than just something that is being used as the plot for a new CSI. Quality VARs and MSPs with impactful security solutions are in high demand. By partnering with VAR Staffing, organizations can identify and recruit the dynamic IT security professionals that are needed to make a difference.

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