MSP 501 Profile Podcast: Marco Technologies on the Shifting IT Skill Set and Sustaining Security Talent

501-er Marco Technologies talks about the scary threat landscape and the shortage of talented security professionals.

Allison Francis

February 14, 2020

Company Name: Marco Technologies

Company MSP 501 Rank: 14 

Chief Information Security Officer: Mike Burgard

Headquartered: St. Cloud, MN

Primary Services:

  • Business IT Services

  • Copiers

  • Cloud Services

  • Phone Systems

  • Carrier Services

  • Managed IT

  • Managed Print

  • Printers

  • Audio Systems

  • Hosted Services

  • Video Systems

  • Document Management

Twitter: @MarcoTechnology


Marco Technologies’ Mike Burgard

When talking to CISOs, it’s not uncommon for the subject of the security shortage to come up. That is, the scarily small number of qualified security experts out there these days, and the high price tag they come with when they do pop their heads up. As the demand for security talent increases while the supply lags behind, the outlook for finding talented security professionals will become even more challenging and expensive.

So, how can MSPs help clients address this shifting skill set and subsequent shortage? That is a question our featured 501er this week, Marco Technologies, No. 14 on our list, seeks to answer.

We sat down with Mike Burgard, chief information security officer at Marco, to discuss security talent being so expensive these days and what small to midsize MSPs can do about it.

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About the Author(s)

Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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