You can’t talk about cybersecurity without broaching the topic of the talent shortage. And while the lack of qualified cybersecurity professionals has been well documented, the solutions to deal with this dilemma are few and far between.

The problem stems from everyone looking for a “Silver Bullet.” While there are many tools out there that can help, you can’t expect tools to replace the comprehensive abilities of a seasoned security professional; it will never happen. You must approach the problem with the mindset that tools are here to complement, not replace. When properly implemented, tools enable security professionals to become more effective and efficient by allowing them to focus on the most pressing security matters.

Consider the problem of securing Internet connected endpoints; everyone goes online, creating a plethora of potential risks every single day. It is impossible for security personnel to ensure everyone is protected 100 percent of the time. And if they try, their attention is taken away from other pertinent security matters — essentially making them ineffective across the board. Here is where proper implementation of security tools can pay a huge dividend. By utilizing a secure web browser that isolates the user from harm, enterprises can be assured that regardless of their employees’ online activity, they will remain safe from cyber threats such as malware, phishing scams, and drive-by-downloads. This allows security personnel to hone in on the security challenges that are most deserving of their attention. A secure browser is by no means the equivalent of a security analyst, but it creates a safe online environment that does not require the constant attention of an enterprise’s security team.

If you are looking to alleviate the burden of your security team and want to learn more about how a secure web browser like Passages can help, check out our features and use case pages. Just because there is a shortage in quality security professionals, doesn’t mean you have to be less secure. Arm the staff you have with tools to make them more effective and efficient.