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10 Trends In Infosec Careers And Staffing

Employment stable for job-seekers, but staffing gaps persist for employers who need better security teams to counter threats
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 Source: State of Cybesecurity: Implications for 2015 ISACA/RSA Conference Survey

Source: State of Cybesecurity: Implications for 2015 ISACA/RSA Conference Survey

This week the folks of Black Hat released the results of a survey of previous conference attendees to get the pulse of the security community on a number of fronts. Particularly illuminating were several of the answers to career-related questions. Most security pros surveyed reported that they're stable in the positions they're at and that they could definitely use more help in the way of increased staffing at their firms. It's a reflection of the overall infosec job market, where employers struggle to find enough qualified candidates and opportunities abound for the right candidates. We've put together the results from the Black Hat survey, along with a few other relevant studies out this year, to get a good picture of the market. 


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Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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