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12/5/2019
02:00 PM
Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features
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10 Security 'Chestnuts' We Should Roast Over the Open Fire

These outdated security rules we all know (and maybe live by) no longer apply.

Roast: We Must Only Hire Security Candidates with These Certifications and Qualifications

Amid a documented skills gap -- the InfoSec Institute says the shortage of cybersecurity professionals has grown to nearly 3 million globally -- it's time to do away with narrow criteria for who will be a good fit for many security roles, says Fredrick "Flee" Lee, CISO at Gusto, a provider of payroll, benefits, and human resource management software.

"We'll see a shift in the way we look at resumes by placing less importance on pedigree and certifications, and we'll see a switch-up in interviewing processes so that candidates are evaluated based on true security mindset and problem-solving skills versus their ability to manage security tools," Lee said.

(Image: Couperfield, via Adobe Stock)

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Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio

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mgotts
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mgotts,
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12/9/2019 | 3:53:27 PM
Re: challenge questiions
You beat me to it. Challenge questions have value so long as you use meaningless answers. In many cases I let the password manager generate additional random passwords and then enter those as challenge question answers.  Also, if possible I choose questions that have little or no applicibility to me.

So, challenge questions DO have some value if they are meaningless and/or random.
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12/9/2019 | 9:07:47 AM
challenge questiions
Regarding Challenge questions.  Agree with the points made by the author.  That said, there's no reasons why the answers need to have anything to do with reality.  I give 'fraudulent' answers all the time.  Just remember to write questions & answers in your password manager.  ;-)
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