Jack Mannino, CEO at nVisium, a Herndon, Virginia-based application security provider: “Companies who raised a significant amount of capital, while burning through piles of cash, have begun to reset their staffing levels. Over the past two weeks, we have seen a significant increase in resume submissions, indicating job seeking in security has ramped up as positions are eliminated.

The challenge for many organizations who believe they’ll survive this downturn is continuing to accomplish their security must-dos with significantly less resources. Relying on a pool of trusted security partners is critical, as niche skills or deep expertise may come from external sources when internal headcount is constrained.

Historically, companies have increased their security outsourcing in periods where it’s hard to justify increasing or maintaining internal head count. It’s important for security providers to understand that their goal is to help an organization maintain security continuity during this period, not to replace their teams long term.”

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