6/16/2017
12:57 PM

Lack of Experience Biggest Obstacle for InfoSec Career

A majority of wanna-be infosec professionals find they need more experience to be a contender to enter this career, according to a recent Tripwire poll.



Relevant job experience is the biggest barrier when it comes to landing a career in information security, according to new data.

A recent Twitter survey by Tripwire also found that the lack of certification or appropriate training (20%) and "low salaries" (11%) were other issues keeping people from security jobs. The data was drawn from a poll of some 659 of Tripwire's Twitter followers.

Certifications can mean higher pay, according to a recent study by ISC2 that showed professionals with infosec certifications often earned more money in the field.

Tripwire's Twitter followers weighed in with their own complaints. User Eric Breen lamented that he has more than 10 years of IT support and administrator experience yet is having difficulty with employment because he "didn't sell me soul to a university." And another user, InfoSec Mutt, says "Employers won't give an #infosec pro the time of day because they lack a Bachelors degree. Also insane requirements for entry level jobs."

Read more about Tripwire's Twitter poll here.

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