Are small CUs ill-equipped to battle cybercrime?

The problem of shortages in IT staff is “colliding” with escalating cybercrime, leaving organizations—particularly small CUs—ill-equipped to manage and respond to cyberthreats, asserts one analyst.

Sam Curcuruto, head of product marketing for cyber security firm RiskIQ, says there is far greater demand for cyber defense IT positions than there is talented staff to fill them.

“Smaller credit unions, in general, are struggling to afford enough staff to cope with the daily requirements of the credit union and the mounting compliance burden. So adding to the IT team is about impossible for many,” said Curcuruto, who emphasized that the issue is as much about finding the people as it is the money to pay their rising wages.

Curcuruto delved into what’s behind the growing cyber security staffing problem.


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