The security team at a global manufacturing firm was struggling to secure the company’s infrastructure and intellectual property (IP) against advanced internal and external threats.
The firm produced highly innovative products and constantly faced the threat of attackers attempting to steal their IP. The IT security leader (we’ll call him Henry) oversaw a team of four security practitioners that were new to the field. The team was responsible for managing security operations and controls, setting and enforcing policies, monitoring activity, and responding to threats.
Even though Henry had a solid team of four, he struggled to find the additional security experts needed to adequately defend his organization. The company was headquartered in a region with a shortage of cybersecurity professionals—even if Henry could locate the right expertise, his budget would not accommodate the high salary such roles typically command.