An SBS article earlier this year covered the Turnbull government’s addition of TAFE courses to offer vocational training in cybersecurity – an effort to close an estimated job shortage gap of 11,000. Although the “domestic cybersecurity industry was already worth $2 billion,” government experts predict it will triple in just a decade.
As major industries like banks and telecommunications, not to mention government agencies, all compete over a too-small talent pool, it’s no wonder SMBs are left behind.
And now is not the time to be left wondering about the security of your data. Not only are new regulations increasing the urgency, the threats themselves are growing, both within Australia and from overseas hackers.
This is precisely why so many SMBs are choosing to outsource their cybersecurity function to full-service IT support companies that can handle all the tasks necessary to keep their business and customers safe. Tasks like testing security systems, monitoring for breaches, finding and repairing weaknesses, and creating comprehensive data polices are all tasks that can be handled by a third party firm.
The demand for cybersecurity skills is growing rapidly, and the human resources needed to fill every role are simply not available. By partnering with a trusted outside organization, a small-to-medium sized business can essentially “time share” a cybersecurity department – or, indeed, a whole IT department.
More and more SMBs are realizing how difficult it is to compete with large corporations for IT and cybersecurity specialists. They are also realizing that their need for cybersecurity and advanced business technology is no smaller and no less important. Regulations and privacy acts from both the Australian government and those around the world impose the same penalties regardless of how big or small the business may be.
Blutone Technologies is designed to meet the challenges your business faces every day with constant remote monitoring of all your systems. We specialize in creating secure environments and meeting the regulatory standards to which Australian companies must adhere, including not only NDB but GDPR and other regulations worldwide. Give us a call today.
Source: SBS.com.au. James Elton-Pym, “Australian TAFEs will offer cybersecurity diplomas amid shortage.”
Here’s another SBS article from earlier this year detailing how small businesses are underprepared for 2018 cybersecurity laws. If these challenges sound familiar – give us a call. (links to: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/small-business-secrets/article/2018/01/31/small-business-underprepared-new-cyber-security-laws)