Last year at our inaugural Security Enforce conference, we showed our partners how to wield the shield of collaboration. We provided partners with the community, offerings and strategies needed to assist in shielding your customers from the evolving threat landscape. We also introduced the first ever, state-of-the-art cyber range offered by an IT distributor.
I recently created a new video series titled, Get the Brett Scott on Cybersecurity to address some of the misperceptions or myths surrounding cybersecurity. Last month, Sheri Piper, Tech Data Cyber Range Master along with a few special guests – Jim Craig, Dean of Business and Information Technology, and Will McCullen, IT Center of Excellence Advanced Program Manager of Pima Community College joined me to discuss the myths around cybersecurity careers. Tune in to the video series here.
Today’s cybersecurity landscape has changed, with businesses struggling to react to the increasingly sophisticated threats caused by the current climate. Cybersecurity Ventures says the damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.
With our new work from home reality, digital demand generation and sales are of vital importance to businesses looking to sell cybersecurity. But the reality is, less than 11% of tech channel sales people are equipped to be social selling experts. This leaves a wide-open field for MSPs to change the game and ultimately win more business.
Cyberattacks continue to wreak havoc on businesses, both small and large. But many companies fail to obtain the resources necessary or don’t have the budget to strengthen their infrastructure. As a result, companies that have not implemented a comprehensive security strategy become vulnerable to malicious cyberattacks.
The Cyber Skills Gap continues to negatively impact organizations who cannot keep up with the complex, evolving threat landscape. Companies are struggling to recruit and retain in-house security positions. In fact, there is a massive shortage of about three million cybersecurity professionals globally.