Closing the Security Skills Gap

Closing the Security Skills Gap

The low availability of professionals with specialized cyber skills is one of the biggest issues facing organizations looking to defend their core business systems against cyber attacks.

Cyberattacks continue to outpace the pool of talented defenders as cyberattacks are growing in frequency and sophistication. The sufficiently-skilled cyber professionals cannot keep up — there just aren’t enough good guys to go around.

  • By 2019, there is expected to be a shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals in the 2 million range
  • It takes most organizations over 6 months to find a qualified cybersecurity professional
  • 89% of consumers believe it is important for an organization to have qualified cybersecurity employees

So where does this leave your business? Gartner IBM quad MSS 2015

The unfortunate truth is that most SMBs will have a very difficult time trying do manage cybersecurity alone — if the SMB does manage to find a skilled cyberscurity professional, they can struggle to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. A professional partnership can give you access to the cybersecurity skills and expertise you need to keep your infrastructure and data secure. ACE IT Solutions cybersecurity partner, IBM, is committed to addressing the cybersecurity skills gap by creating robust educational opportunities for security professionals. And, IBM’s cybersecurity services are rated #1 by Gartner.

ACE IT Solutions’ Security Services, offered in partnership with IBM, provide a simple and cost-effective way to limit potential threats 24×7. Through our partnership with IBM, ACE IT Solutions leverages one of the world’s largest collections of security information to combine advanced analytic capabilities into services that can be tailored to each client’s specific needs. 

IBM monitors, in real time, some of the most complex corporate networks in the world. They have developed some of the most sophisticated testing tools in the industry and their team of highly-skilled security professionals is constantly identifying and analyzing new threats, often before they are even known by the world at large. In fact, IBM maintains the largest single database of known cyber security threats in the world.

When you partner with ACE IT Solutions and IBM for all your managed security needs, you are accessing the full depth and breadth of IBM’s expertise. We offer the full suite of managed security services, from the back office to the front office. And the true power of our partnership lies in the integration and coordination of security services across your organization.

Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646.558.5575 to learn how your business can benefit from our partnership with IBM — the cybersecurity leader.