Security Analysis and Investigation
IT staffs should be aware that the cybersecurity industry is undergoing a shift from a laser focus on the perimeter, to detection and response, says Gus DeCamargo, Korn Ferry's North America practice leader for information technology and cybersecurity.
As a result, IT professionals who possess a natural curiosity and love to solve mysteries may be well-suited for this 2018 shift that calls for threat hunting and incident response skills, career and job experts say.
In an ESG/ISSA report, Through the Eyes of Cybersecurity Professionals, 33% of the 371 survey respondents said their organization had an acute shortage of security analysis and investigation skills.
"We have already seen demand for this in the later part of this year and it will continue in 2018," Bestman says. He adds that cybersecurity professionals should drill down into digital forensic skills for identifying and isolating ransomware, as well as state-sponsored attacks, for instance.
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