Cyber Security Issues Have Experts Considering Their Future

The rise in cyber-attacks has become an increasing worry for many of us. The unfortunate consequences of cyber-attacks have resulted in the collapse of businesses, confidential information being captured as well as money being lost. As it seems cyber criminals are finding different ways to target and harm systems, new features and concepts are being introduced to counter any type of threat.

The importance of having a built in cyber security system is more important now, than ever. This is not only for businesses, but for users of devices such as smartphones, laptops and desktops. The social media activity taking place today is at its highest, causing the unfortunate event of users having their accounts hacked.

Having resources in place to protect ourselves to such threats is very important, which is why there is a range of anti-malware software which can be used to prevent any harm.

If hit by a cyber-security threat, big businesses could suffer the most. Industries which hold confidential information such as banks and the public sectors, could face much trouble if systems were to be hacked. The increasing number of security threats many businesses are faced by, has led to cyber security professionals considering quitting their jobs. In a recent survey conducted, focusing on 300 specialists who work in large UK organisations, the most common reason for potentially quitting, was the lack of resources – both technological and human (79%).

72% said that the problem was so bad, they considered quitting their job because of it. Half of the workers which were surveyed claimed that the lack of cyber security specialists was playing a huge part (47%), however, 40% put it down to human errors and 41% was down to insufficient budgets. This problem has led to specialists being overworked - 65% said they thought more technology would help lift some of their burden. As part of the solution, increased automation is considered to be one of the most attractive solutions, with 86% saying their organisation would benefit from using this type of technology.

Ed Macnair, CEO of cloud security company Censornet, which conducted the survey, said: Its no secret that companies of all sizes have been having a hard time finding qualified personnel to manage their often- overwhelmed security operations.Until now, humans have been limited by their inability to see across multiple point products and correlate information - without huge amounts of manual work.

;Automating activity such as repetitive low-level tasks usually undertaken by a human can free up limited analyst resources to focus on more advanced tasks, helping to close staffing and expertise gaps and also help stave off cyber fatigue. It is taking the security industry beyond events and alerts and into 24x7 automated attack prevention.

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