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Closing the cybersecurity skills gap through outsourcing

Posted by Infinit-O on Mar 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Outsourcing, Data Security, Data & Research, Research and Data

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Closing the cybersecurity skills gap is critical in today's technology-driven business environment.

But what exactly is the cybersecurity skills gap?

It’s the shortage of skills needed to properly protect businesses from hackers.

In short, there are not enough cybersecurity workers out there.

So what can be done about it?

Outsourcing is one of the quickest ways to close the cybersecurity skills gap. Here are a few general benefits of outsourcing:

  • Increased efficiency. Outsourcing companies usually specialize in one or a few areas of business. So your outsourced tasks are being handled by experts.
  • Lower costs. Outsourcing remote workers reduces the overhead costs of a business.
  • Access to expertise. Outsourcing allows businesses to reach skill sets that are otherwise not available at their location or are simply too expensive.
  • Saves time. It takes time to find qualified workers, especially in cybersecurity. Outsourcing your labor to solutions companies that already have trained staff in place reduces time and other resources usually spent on recruiting.
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Closing the cybersecurity skills gap through outsourcing is definitely a viable solution. But what skills should you outsource? Here are some ideas:

Outsourcing technical support

With outsourcing, expect better customer service experience for clients and access to better technology.

Some things to consider when outsourcing technical support are the outsourcing companies’ experience in your industry and level of certification. For example, is your solutions partner GDPR compliant or ISO certified?

Outsourcing data scraping

Data scraping is a highly specialized skill set and requires robust technology to support the task. Many businesses cannot afford to set up an in-house data scraping infrastructure and hire a team to take care of it.

This is where outsourcing your data scraping projects comes in handy. Outsourcing companies already have dedicated technology and highly trained staff in place. This reduces your cost and training efforts greatly.

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Outsourcing data cleanup

Like scraping, data cleanup can be tedious, time-consuming, and expensive for businesses. But the importance of accurate data exceeds all those pains.

Outsourcing data cleanup is one way to avoid the tedium and keep high-quality data. The most important quality to look for in a provider is a reputation of trust.

Outsourcing network operations

There is a definite shortage of network operations technicians with adequate skills to properly monitor essential business networks.

Outsourcing these tasks gives businesses access to highly trained workers at a fraction of the cost of an in-house team.

Technical support, data scraping and cleanup, and network operations are all critical functions in any business. And closing the cybersecurity skills gap through outsourcing them is a step in the right direction.

Infinit-O is an ideal solutions partner that can help you grow your business and operate at minimal costs with the ability to scale. Infinit-O can meet your goals, whether they be growth, better productivity or simply bottom-line cost savings. With our access to highly-skilled data specialists who use updated and secure cutting-edge technology, we provide some of the best strategic solutions for your business. We are ISO-certified and Sarbanes-Oxley- and GDPR-compliant, and apply the Six Sigma methodology, so your data is safe with us.

When you’re ready to grow, think Infinit-O!

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