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12/18/2017
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Dawn Kawamoto
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Top 8 Cybersecurity Skills IT Pros Need in 2018

Cloud security architecture skills to customer-service savvy are among the key IT security skills needed next year as CIOs ramp up hiring.
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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.

Image Source: One photo via Shutterstock

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.

Image Source: One photo via Shutterstock

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3/17/2018 | 9:41:54 AM
op 8 Cybersecurity Skills
This makes a very important point to those thinking if they have a CS degree and know a little about cybersecurity they are OK. The article shows that peripheral skills are also needed even in the large volume but relatively small part of IT. I believe an even wider portfolio is needed to be able to change with the job evolution and certainly in job changing. Too late to look for a lifebelt when you are in the middle of the IT ocean.
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Elena_L,
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12/20/2017 | 11:56:06 PM
Well Done...!

Very Interesting...! Cyber Security is a Large Domain..! I had a question can to clarify it, "Are security robots part of the cyber security system"?

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