In as little as four hours, the bad guys can reverse engineer a software patch for an open-source content management system (CMS) and build an exploit capable of turning millions of websites into spammers, malware hosts or DDoS attackers. “There’s just not enough time for normal site owners to apply the updates,” said David Jardin, a member of the German association CMS Garden, which promotes the use of open source CMS software including Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and others. To help ordinary users …
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Neteffect Technologies LLC Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor
10th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies
World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology
June 27, 2017: neteffect technologies (www.ne-t.com) ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. neteffect technologies holds the 220th position of 501 that achieved rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $14.48 billion in total revenue (based on 2016 results), up more than 15 percent from a year earlier.
The complete 2017 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor.net. In addition to honoring neteffect technologies, this year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the top ranked MSPs worldwide. Over the next few weeks, MSPmentor will unveil additional lists showcasing:
- The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
- The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
- The top Small Business MSPs’ list, comprised of organizations with 10 or fewer employees
- The top vertical markets pursued by MSP 501 companies
- The leading tools they leverage to run their businesses
- And the top technologies they provide to customers
“I’m thrilled to have neteffect recognized as a leader in technology” said David Wollenhaupt, President, neteffect technologies LLC. “Even more exciting is that we are ranked 1st in Charlotte, where we are headquartered. Our staff is our largest asset. They take great pride in knowing that our customers trust us.”
“On behalf of MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate neteffect technologies for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2017 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”
The 2017 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from Feb. 16 through May 15, 2017. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.
About neteffect technologies LLC
neteffect technologies, established in 1991, creates custom solutions that blend on-premises IT and cloud services and specializes in managed IT services, virtualization, cloud computing solutions, system design and implementation services, telecom solutions, and security solutions.
About Penton Technology’s Channel Brands
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Penton Technology, Think Tank, MSPmentor, The VAR Guy, Talkin’ Cloud, the WHIR, WebHostingTalk, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.
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As information security becomes more critical, the cybersecurity talent gap continues to widen.
According to the Global Information Security Workforce Study by Frost & Sullivan, the shortage of infosec workers will reach 1.8 million by 2020. That estimate is 20 percent higher than the 1.5 million gap Frost & Sullivan’s forecast two years ago.
Organizations Struggle To Fill Security Positions
Businesses struggle to fill their security positions. Nearly a third of respondents to a survey by ISACA said they were unable to fill infosec jobs. An analysis by Stanford journalism students in 2015 estimated that 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the United States went unfilled.
Educational institutions, from K-12 public schools to universities, are stepping up to the plate to attract new generations to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), including cybersecurity. The industry is also contributing through program sponsorships. But the tide isn’t turning fast enough.
Cooperation Can Close InfoSec Talent Gap
Closing the cybersecurity gap takes cooperation between the private sector, non-profits, government agencies and education. Here are some steps to take together:
- Begin in grade school. Parents, students and teachers place a high value on computer science education. STEM education must start in grade school. Extensive research has shown that these formative years impact students’ future career choices.
- Attract college students. Many community colleges and universities are adding cybersecurity programs to help fill the pipeline of new infosec graduates. Federal grants are helping fund initiatives — such as the National Centers for Academic Excellence program jointly sponsored by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security. Organizations can help by providing internships to infosec students, offering mentorships and sponsoring scholarships.
- Increase awareness about cybersecurity jobs. Many millennials are unaware of cybersecurity jobs and their importance. New degree programs are helping drive awareness, but that’s only a first step. The industry needs to find ways to reach out to students interested in STEM and tell a compelling story about the appeal of the cybersecurity field.
- Embrace diversity better. As the Global Information Security Workforce Study shows, women comprise only 11 percent of the global infosec workforce. At the same time, millennials, who are now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, are much more diverse than previous generations. There’s a missed opportunity to build up the workforce by attracting more diverse candidates.
- Improve workforce retention. Retention is as much a problem as recruitment. Millennials especially value mentorships and organizational education programs; employers will need to find ways to address this need.
How neteffect Helps Meet 21st Century Cybersecurity Challenges
A Fortinet partner, neteffect technologies is doing its part to solve the talent gap, taking a leadership role in the Charlotte community and partnering with educators to prepare students for 21st century cybersecurity challenges.
Our company has brought the Fortinet network security expert certification (NSE) program to the Renaissance Academy of Information Technology, which is graduating its first class. Congratulations!
neteffect technologies partnered with NetApp to drive transformation and improve performance with hybrid cloud deployment. Customers that require nonstop availability of critical business data appreciate the broad portfolio of solutions for cloud computing, flash storage, business applications, data storage for virtual servers, and disk-to-disk backup. NetApp’s converged infrastructure gives neteffect technologies the flexibility to blend on-premises and cloud services for its customers.