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10/12/2018
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Most IT Security Pros Want to Change Jobs

They cite five main reasons for wanting to move on - and what it would take to retain them.

If you're an IT security professional looking for a new job, you're not alone. A new report on IT security job trends finds that 60% of survey respondents are looking to leave their current positions.

Limits on job growth and dissatisfaction with their current jobs are the leading reasons security pros say they are seeking a change, according to the report. An unhealthy work environment, lack of IT security prioritization, and unclear job expectations round out the top five drivers for change.

What would it take for the survey respondents to stay in their current positions? Improved work-life balance, management who takes their security concerns seriously, and better sponsorship for new courses and certifications are the big winners.

Read more here.

 

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10/15/2018 | 9:25:30 AM
Lack of IT security prioritization
The Security field has been changing in a more positive fashion but its still not to the point where I would consider the Security field ideal. More companies are taking an interest in security, but if you don't have a CISO that has a seat at the table it seems to take a band-aid approach and doesn't align with best practices. In this way it is very difficult to prioritize security based endeavors.
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10/15/2018 | 9:29:44 AM
An unhealthy work environment (Brand Reputation)
Historically, Information Security has been seen as the NO police. This poor brand reputation of the department makes other departments less agreeable towards collaboration. As security professionals we understand that if security is not ingrained in development of apps, processes, etc that it is less effective and more reactive then proactive. This is starting to change but I would say no where close to where it needs to be to make for a comfortable work environment.
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