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// TECH TRENDS // data centres . Still , protection measures have often remained static and attackers have been evolving past those measures ’ ability to defend . Cybercriminals have spent the recent years evading perimeter-based controls and static security measures . As such , we ’ ve seen the rise of malware which many firewalls and AVs can ’ t detect and the exploitation of fractured attack surfaces which bypass perimeter security entirely .

In order to secure that unstoppable growth and Digital Transformation , a dedicated security operations team is an effective bulwark . This is often a key difference in an organisation ’ s ability to defend itself from threats and keep regulators off their back .
As Gartner ’ s 2021 Hype Cycle for Security Operations notes : “ The demands of security are still heavily weighted in favour of effective processes and skilled individuals , with technologies becoming an enabler or efficiency-driver for an already effective SecOps team .”
Security teams can enable visibility into sprawling and complex digital environments of which modern networks consist and help safely usher in the Digital Transformation that enterprises desire . That ’ s easier said than done . Demand for security skills far outstrips supply . A new report from ISC2 shows how this is happening . Entitled A Resilient Cybersecurity Profession Charts the Path Forward , the study predicts that the global cybersecurity workforce needs to grow by 65 % in order to meet current demands .
Furthermore , the study ’ s respondents said that these shortages caused them a variety of problems . Nearly a third – 30 % – said that because of it , they did not have the ability to properly assess or manage risk , 28 % said it led to oversights in process and procedure and 27 % said it left them unaware of active threats against the network . Those that can ’ t attract the right cybersecurity talent will find themselves at greater risk of attack or compliance penalties .
This is especially problematic at a time when organisations must digitally transform to stay competitive . There are any number of innovations that have come into being in the last decade which quickly became

IN ORDER TO SECURE THAT UNSTOPPABLE GROWTH AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION , A DEDICATED SECURITY OPERATIONS TEAM IS AN EFFECTIVE BULWARK .
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