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  • Overcoming The Biggest IT Staffing Challenges
    5 Strategies To Address Challenges In IT Staffing 5 Strategies To Address Challenges In IT Staffing

    5 Strategies To Address Challenges In IT Staffing

1903,2019

5 Strategies To Address Challenges In IT Staffing

Despite hiring challenges in many industries, you hear the most about IT staffing challenges. With technology being so crucial to a business, finding the best IT talent is more competitive than ever before. While more people are entering into IT-related education programs, the overabundance of available jobs means applicants have the option to be pickier in who they choose to work for. Overcoming these challenges isn’t always as difficult as they seem at first. The most important thing is to cater your staffing practices to your talent’s needs. 1. Use Your Company’s Culture in Attracting Top Talent When it comes to IT, you want and need the best talent.  After all, the right IT talent gives your business a competitive edge. IT, in general, is a competitive industry.  72% of employees would consider a pay cut to work at their ideal job. A few of the top things tech experts want most include: Using current and cutting edge tech (shows room for growth) Offer more flexible work options, such as remote work Flat structure creates closer employee relationships Foster individuality Take the time to understand what the best talent are looking for in a work culture. The better work culture you create, the better your business looks, even if you’re a growing business that can’t possibly offer the salaries of giants like Facebook or Amazon. 2. Retaining Talent Attracting talent is just half of the battle. Retaining talent is one of the top IT staffing challenges. Other businesses are eager to take away your best employees for a competitive edge. The key is to focus on engagement, but not overwhelm employees. Employee burnout is all too common, especially in tech. One study found that over 57% […]

  • Major Cybersecurity Breaches Of 2018 That Penetration Testing Could Have Prevented Major Cybersecurity Breaches Of 2018 That Penetration Testing Could Have Prevented

    Major Cybersecurity Breaches Of 2018 That Penetration Testing Could Have Prevented

0403,2019

Major Cybersecurity Breaches Of 2018 That Penetration Testing Could Have Prevented

By |March 4th, 2019|Cyber Security|0 Comments

Try to go a single week without hearing about a major cybersecurity breach somewhere in the world. The worst part is no business is immune. However, many breaches could be prevented through penetration testing. Simply having strong firewalls and the best possible network security protocols aren’t always enough. You have to test to see what types of vulnerabilities hackers could exploit and how much damage they could do. To prove this point, let’s take a look at some of the major cybersecurity breaches of 2018 that penetration testing could have prevented. Adidas Breach In June 2018, Adidas had to announce that some of its customer data had been stolen. Email address, passwords and user names were all compromised. Luckily, no credit card details were exposed. The surprisingly limited details simply showcase the company’s confusion as to what happened and how. It’s a prime example of why penetration testing is a necessity. If Adidas had this in place, they would have known about the vulnerability before anyone could take advantage of it. Ticketmaster Breach In June 2018 (June was a very busy month for hackers), the UK side of Ticketmaster suffered a major cybersecurity breach. While it was fewer than 5% of the total customer base worldwide, it still affected tens of thousands of customers. Everything from passwords to payment details were stolen ranging from February to June of 2018. While this may not immediately seem like a penetration testing issue, The Hacker News showcased the blame game between the compromised Inbenta Technologies chat client and Ticketmaster. According to Inbenta, a custom piece of JavaScript code was to blame (putting the blame back on Ticketmaster). Penetration testing could have uncovered this flaw as it was a […]

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