News

4/26/2017
10:19 AM
Dawn Kawamoto
Dawn Kawamoto
Slideshows
50%
50%

6 Steps to Find Your Next Dozen Cloud Security Experts

There's stiff competition for cloud security experts, but finding yours may actually be easier than you think.
Previous
1 of 7
Next

Image Source: Robert Half 2016

Image Source: Robert Half 2016

With roughly 1 million-plus IT security jobs out there in the market, approximately 5% of them are cloud security positions, estimates Eddie Borrero, chief information security officer and enterprise information security and head of global customer support for recruiting firm Robert Half International.

And hiring for these cloud security positions is tough, especially when you consider the steep shortage of cybersecurity workers overall, Borrero notes. For example, cybersecurity training organization ISC2 forecasts a global shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity professionals by 2022.

"Traditional security needs to do an uptick in skills, as companies move their data and technologies to the cloud," he says.

In a 2016 Robert Half survey of UK CIOs, 51% of respondents listed cloud security as the No. 1 technical security skill that is in the most demand, yet 32% of survey respondents noted it was the most challenging to fill.

But as CISOs and hiring managers feel the pressure to find what they believe to be a need for a team of cloud security experts, Borrero offers a different perspective to address the problem and potentially create an easier workaround. Here are six actions he recommends.

 

Dawn Kawamoto is an Associate Editor for Dark Reading, where she covers cybersecurity news and trends. She is an award-winning journalist who has written and edited technology, management, leadership, career, finance, and innovation stories for such publications as CNET's ... View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 7
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
JeffM108
100%
0%
JeffM108,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/27/2017 | 10:07:44 AM
Editorial complaint
Does everything here really need to require six or more clicks to read? I've come to several posts here lately that require me to click to the next page, only to find two or three short paragraphs on each one. At some point, the benefit from the extra ad impressions you get are going to fall off. I'm already becoming reluctant to bite at a good headline from your site because I know I'll be needlessly clicking through to read the whole article. Some content lends itself to a multi-page format. But the deciding factor should be readability for users, not...whatever you're doing here.
Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  1/11/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
The Year in Security 2018
This Dark Reading Tech Digest explores the biggest news stories of 2018 that shaped the cybersecurity landscape.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Data breach fears and the need to comply with regulations such as GDPR are two major drivers increased spending on security products and technologies. But other factors are contributing to the trend as well. Find out more about how enterprises are attacking the cybersecurity problem by reading our report today.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2015-9276
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
SmarterTools SmarterMail before 13.3.5535 was vulnerable to stored XSS by bypassing the anti-XSS mechanisms. It was possible to run JavaScript code when a victim user opens or replies to the attacker's email, which contained a malicious payload. Therefore, users' passwords could be reset by using an...
CVE-2015-9277
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
MailEnable before 8.60 allows Directory Traversal for reading the messages of other users, uploading files, and deleting files because "/../" and "/.. /" are mishandled.
CVE-2015-9278
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
MailEnable before 8.60 allows Privilege Escalation because admin accounts could be created as a consequence of %0A mishandling in AUTH.TAB after a password-change request.
CVE-2015-9279
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
MailEnable before 8.60 allows Stored XSS via malformed use of "<img/src" with no ">" character in the body of an e-mail message.
CVE-2015-9280
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
MailEnable before 8.60 allows XXE via an XML document in the request.aspx Options parameter.