Over the last 12 months, we’ve experienced a seismic shift in the way we live, learn, and work. Many organizations were forced to accelerate their move to digital, establishing remote work programs almost overnight to keep employees connected, productive, and secure.
And while the risk of hacks and mega data breaches continues to increase year after year (something that we frequently report on), these newly distributed work environments have multiplied that risk exponentially.
The best way companies can navigate this new normal? To stay agile by employing cybersecurity tools that are capable of protecting sensitive data, devices, and applications — regardless of location. Gartner estimates that the world’s IT security spend will reach more than $207 billion in 2024, and over $67 billion of that will be on endpoint-related security.
In 2017, 21% of Canadian businesses reported being impacted by cybersecurity incidents, and this figure has likely risen since. Wondering how this is happening? We won’t get too nerdy, but it basically occurs when a high volume of security controls are introduced on an endpoint device, layered on top of each other, and start to collide with one another, leading to a guard failure.
With many businesses now requiring their employees to work from home, corporations can no longer be solely reliant on network-based security; they need to increase their focus on securing the actual endpoint devices. This means ensuring they have an unbreakable digital tether to all devices, capable of delivering complete visibility and control, enabling real-time insights into the state of those devices, and allowing them to self-heal security controls and productivity tools.
This is where world-leading cybersecurity provider Absolute Software comes in, and its superhero-like team gets to work. And since Absolute is hiring for its Vancouver office, you could soon join them.
With its software embedded in over half a billion endpoint devices, the company is in a unique position to help its more than 13,000 global customers strengthen device and data security in remote or hybrid work and learning environments.
Absolute is also in a position to keep its customers’ critical security and productivity tools healthy and working effectively while maximizing the value and power of their existing security investments.
So, if you’re working in cybersecurity right now — no matter what your level of experience is — you can apply for a position with Absolute, one of the largest publicly traded software companies in BC and dually listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. (FYI, the company was listed as one of Forbes’ Top 10 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2020.)
Working at Absolute means you’ll be learning from the company’s President and CEO, Christy Wyatt, who is dedicated to helping employees become stronger, solve problems, and support each other. Her strong leadership style and inspiring career journey recently led her to be named New CEO of the Year by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business.
Wondering what roles the cybersecurity leader is hiring for? The range is huge — from software engineers to developers, sales to marketing, and customer success positions.
Absolute was named a finalist in two categories for BC Tech’s 2020 Technology Impact Awards and one of BC’s Top Employers in 2019. The company prides itself on offering a work-life balance with flexible hours, the option to work from home, and state-of-the-art tools to interact with its global teams.
Staff can enjoy everything from weekly yoga to monthly socials and an annual retreat. Common areas have an arcade system (yes!), table tennis, a video games console, and board games. And, to inspire creativity, rotating displays from the Vancouver Art Gallery showcase local artists’ work.
Absolute encourages employees to be innovative and hosts events like Hackathons and ‘Capture the Flag’ where staff have a forum to bring their ideas forward. The company also offers full- and part-time internships to university students on a continuous basis to help prepare the next generation of security technologists and innovators.
To find out how you can join the growing cybersecurity industry, visit absolute.com and check out the open positions on the company’s careers page. For the latest updates, follow Absolute on LinkedIn and Twitter.