PSCI ENEWSLETTER

Fall 2019
Welcome!

Welcome back to another edition of PSCI's client newsletter, the IT Industry Rundown!

Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? While cybersecurity has been a major concern of businesses for years, new challenges arise every day. That's why, in this edition of our newsletter, we've highlighted articles pertaining to cybersecurity.

Learn why email-based attacks continue to be a major threat and how through the use of AI those threats can be mitigated, how to increase the size of your cybersecurity candidate pools by focusing on diversity, why cybersecurity practices should always be kept in a state of flux, and discover new solutions to common security concerns.

We also provide the latest from our blog on other topics related to, and affecting, the IT industry.

We hope you find these articles informative and helpful as you ramp up your efforts to keep your data secure from outside threats. And, as always, please remember to connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for even more IT industry information.


Chris O’Neill
President & CEO

PSCI INSIGHTS

Why IT Roles are Going Left Unfilled

IT hiring managers across the country are all asking themselves the same question, "Why aren't my IT roles being filled?" And for good reason, the longer their roles go unfilled, the less chance their IT projects have at succeeding, and the greater the likelihood of their existing teams being overworked. Learn about some of the causes slowing IT hiring - outside the IT skills gap - in this blog post. Read More >>

Candidates Have the Upper Hand, Here's How to Hire Them

While there are reasons other than the IT skills gap that keep employers from making an IT hire, it's still one of the major reasons why employers struggle filling positions. It's also created a job seeker's market. That's why, in this blog post, we examine what employers can do during the hiring process to ensure their job offers are accepted by candidates. Read More >>

GDPR Revisited

Back in 2018, we wrote a blog detailing the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which discussed the regulation's purpose and projected the expected effects it would have on the IT industry. One year later, we revisit the topic to see how businesses, and the IT industry, have been affected by the regulation. Read More >>

INDUSTRY NEWS

Email Persists as a Major Avenue for Cyberattacks in 2019

Despite increased confidence in email security systems, a new report has revealed that email-based attacks continue to have a major impact on businesses. This article takes a deep dive into that report and suggests how email security can be improved with the adoption of AI and machine learning measures. Read More >>

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Prompts New Hiring Approach

When hiring cybersecurity professionals, the comfortable approach would be to look for someone with either a computer science or IT educational background. However, a new school of thought by some veteran security professionals asks employers to consider people with nontraditional backgrounds. This article explains why that approach may be more beneficial. Read More >>

Taking a Fresh Look at Security Ops: 10 Tips

Over time people change, priorities change, circumstances change. In a constant state of flux, a continual evaluation of cybersecurity operations and programs needs to be in place. Look at the 10 examples presented in this article, as well as the questions they pose, to learn why. Read More >>

New Cybersecurity Companies Have Their Heads in the Cloud

Analysts at Gartner have predicted that worldwide spending on cybersecurity will grow nearly 9% in 2019, to $124 billion. Although onsite solutions are still preferred by most companies, cloud-based security, and Security-as-a-Service deployments, are increasing in popularity. Learn about the companies offering these services, and who's adopting them, in this article. Read More >>

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

"PSCI contractors are happy and that shows in how they approach their jobs. You can tell they are supported by a top-notch team at all levels. This gives me peace of mind, because a happy consultant stays and performs. When exceptional talent is constrained, this is very important."

​– Infrastructure Manager, Major Convenience Store Retailer

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