While the U.S. immigration landscape has always been fraught with danger and tough rhetoric, the current presidential administration is putting it under scrutiny it hasn’t received in decades.
New immigration policies focusing on “extreme vetting” and “Buy American and Hire American” are making it harder for foreign cybersecurity professionals to find work at American companies. President Donald Trump’s immigration plan is targeting the H-1B visa program for reform – used by hundreds of businesses in the U.S. to fill security roles. The Trump administration has a variety of ways to independently tighten programs like H-1B and Optional Practical Training, which gives foreign technology graduates the right to seek employment in the U.S. for up to three years.
Despite the potential changes in U.S. immigration policy, governments around the globe are not lessening their focus on shoring up data security. Governments are implementing regulations that empower nation states as well as the public and private enterprises conducting business within them to have the ability to stop hackers before they breach IT systems and steal sensitive customer information. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to go into effect May 2018, toughens many of the existing cybersecurity laws the EU had in place restricting companies’ use of individuals’ personal information. At the end of 2016, the U.S. Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its final report – Securing and Growing the Digital Economy – which included 16 major recommendations and 53 action items to serve as a framework to significantly enhance the country’s cybersecurity.
Faced with this environment, many companies in the United States do not have the time to wait for a resolution on immigration reform. A report from the ISACA found more than 25 percent of enterprises are taking more than six months to fill a security vacancy. Only 59 percent of those surveyed say they receive at least five applications for each cybersecurity opening, and only 13 percent receive 20 or more applications. Unsurprisingly, there is already a 500,000-person shortage for cybersecurity jobs, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts up to 2 million cybersecurity jobs will remain unfilled in 2019.
How can companies stop the very real threat of cyberattacks without waiting for a final answer on immigration reform in the U.S.? Turn to experienced managed security service providers (MSSPs) who already have the skill base and resources to step into your organization and safeguard it from cyberattacks.
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Our managed security services solution offers four levels of protection that will save you up to 90 percent on traditional cybersecurity costs and give you peace of mind that immigration policy won’t leave you susceptible to hackers:
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- Investigation: Learning the intent of an attacker can be just as important as stopping an attack in process. Investigate cyber war attacker techniques, tactics, and procedures to know your enemy, stop existing attacks, and prevent future attacks. Understand who's behind the threat and bring them to justice.
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