In recent news, cyber-warfare is a top risk for the insurance industry to minimize. The article on the Top 10 Extreme Risks for the Insurance Industry includes cyber-warfare and major data compromising risk factors. What does this mean in terms of personnel changes within the property/casualty insurance field? IT professionals can prove to be of major value to insurance companies in this technological age.
IT professionals are continuously researching and staying at the forefront of information technology securities and strategies. With cyber-warfare being a top risk to the Insurance Industry in 2014, IT professionals are a priceless asset in the prevention and response of cyber-attacks.
The recent data breach of Target stores shows us that a security breach of financial and sensitive personal information does more damage than the cyber-attack itself. The hacker security attack caused Target’s 4th quarter profits to drop by a whopping 46%. As we can see, security breaches of this magnitude cause business to come to a screeching halt and financial losses of emergency proportion snowball until security response strategies are implemented. Better yet, cyber liability and breach protection/prevention is key and IT professionals are the key keepers.
Malicious hackers are using new techniques every day to crash government and private websites. The Wall Street Journal recently reported an international record-breaking cyber-attack just this past February and it has the IT world buzzing.
IT professionals learn from past attacks to help create heightened security with new strategies that thwart off the ever evolving malicious techniques cyber attackers are using. These are just a few of the reasons why insurance companies need highly trained and experienced cyber security professionals on their team.
We have access to highly trained IT professionals in our candidate pool that we can easily source to match you with the right person to fill this niche position. Having an IT professional on your product team will allow you to offer a more secure tech world for your clients. Let us know what you are looking for in an IT candidate and we will put our experience to work for you in sourcing the best qualified IT candidate for the job.