Creative Solutions for Partners to Fill the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
The cybersecurity skills gap continues to be a challenge for your customers. Protecting digital assets is now higher on the business agenda than ever before, but there is simply not enough talent available for your customers to outfit their teams. This challenge is compounded by a growing barrage of threats.
With this in mind, a lack of leadership surrounding your defenses is a bad place to be. However, sought-after cybersecurity professionals often choose to work for large companies that can offer them highly competitive pay, benefits and an opportunity to grow. This locks many organizations out of the race for talent. As a result, more than half of companies report a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills within their organization.
Reduce the Strain of the Skills Gap for Your Customers
Partners can help mitigate the challenges facing their customers with creative solutions to the skills gap. Here are three avenues to pursue to assist organizations that find themselves unable to hire or retain cybersecurity professionals, and grow your business.
- Become an MSSP
Business leaders can’t wait for the talent pipeline to produce the employees they need at prices they can afford. Partners can offer a better option: managed security services.
As a managed security service provider (MSSP), partners can offer guidance on top cybersecurity questions and concerns, and can actively take on the management of tool deployment and the security operations center (SOC). This removes strain from IT teams, enabling your customers to take a more strategic approach to security.
As an MSSP, partners can offer guidance and hands-on participation in:
- Discovering current threat trends and mitigating them
- Locating gaps in existing network security and the types of tools needed to fill them
- Deploying automation to assist in threat detection and response
- Managing and monitoring the security operations center
MSSP partners enable their customers to evolve from a tactical threat prevention plan to strategic detection and response, in addition to reducing upfront CapEx that would be required to build a team in house.
As your customers digitally transform, creating distributed environments, Fortinet MSSPs have the flexibility to evolve alongside them with integrated solutions for varied architectural requirements, custom portals, centralized analytics and more. MSSP partners are empowered with regular support and training to allow MSSPs to keep pace with modern attacks.
- Keep Pace with Training and Certifications
In a world of constant threats, business leaders like to know they have the best advisory team they can get. In the area of cybersecurity, they want to know they’re working with experts who have outstanding ability, experience and training at every level of expertise. This is why it’s essential that partners understand the current