Addressing the Cyber Skills Shortage

Security teams across the globe face many challenges, not the least of which is trying to deal with an explosion in the number of digital assets, while facing a shortage of qualified cybersecurity personnel.

There are an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs that need to be filled – more than double the current number of workers in this field. New exploits are created every single day, but the industry is not establishing effective protections at the same rate.

At Fortinet, a survey conducted prior to the pandemic found that 76% of respondents agreed that the skills shortage has created additional risks for their organization.

Sandra Wheatley


While there is a lot of attention on cybersecurity and most executives understand its importance, attacks continue to be successful and numerous. Unfortunately, there just are not enough people entering the cybersecurity industry to combat them.

How does Visium Technologies’ TruContext address these challenges?

You do not need more security products; you need a force multiplier — a platform that makes your team more effective and focused on what matters. You need the TruContext Platform.

TruContext is a powerhouse of cybersecurity automation Our technology actually makes cybersecurity intuitive and easier to perform for the security analyst –we solve the big problems in the cybersecurity world by taking the massive amounts of data that is produced every day and making it manageable and we make it understandable at a glance. The automation of the enrichment and analysis of cyber data adds significantly to the efficiencies and productivity of the work performed by the security analyst.

TruContext ingests massive amounts of data from ANY source, then analyzes it in real time, providing a comprehensive visualization or picture of the network environment so that security incidents are identified intuitively, quickly, and easily.

The security analyst can understand what’s going on at a glance, and drill down into the details and identify problems in real time – it’s a comprehensive solution that allows the analyst to much more easily understand the network environment – they don’t feel overwhelmed by the amount of data that they’re trying to analyze in order to find that signal in all the noise.  They can zero in on just those things that matter because TruContext eliminates false positives. It is that type of functionality and capability that the technology brings to enhance the security of the enterprise.

Hackers work around the clock to break through commercial security software and these solutions still leave businesses at risk. Trained staff are essential in order to supplement cyber security software. They receive data, then interpret, react to and report on alerts and events.

TruContext lightens the skill shortage problem by making this job easier, creating significant efficiencies for the security analyst, and making them more productive, while minimizing the level of training and expertise required.

Businesses need support from a wide range of security practitioners, including threat hunting analysts, intelligence analysts, incident responders and security program analysts. Against these needs, the growing workforce gap makes cyber security increasingly difficult.

Professionals in the cyber security industry are constantly playing catch-up with the threats they are defending against. Technology and criminal malice are developing so quickly, they are outpacing the availability and skill level of new talent.

TruContext addresses this challenge by making the role of the security analyst more intuitive, efficient, and effective, which lessens the need for advanced training and additional FTE’s for an organization.

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Addressing the Cyber Skills Shortage

According to Gartner, “By 2025, graph technologies will be used in 80% of data and analytics innovations, up from 10% in 2021, facilitating rapid decision making across the enterprise.”

Source: Gartner, Top Trends in Data and Analytics for 2021, Rita Sallam et al., 16 Feb 2021.
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