Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
InformationWeek Radio: State of Information Security Salaries & Careers
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Joyce23501
Joyce23501,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/20/2014 | 10:00:51 AM
salaries are likely to rise
I worked in my company's IT Security department for many years.  The required skills are primarily those of network engineering: knowledge of Radius (authentication) servers,  enterprise firewall devices, IP routing, enterprise VPN servers, and intrusion detection devices.    These are all highly specialized areas that are very difficult to learn. 

By comparison, Web development skills are (by comparison) relatively easy to learn.  There is a huge number of people who know how to develop Websites.  This is why salaries for Web development are likely to decline, while salaries for security specialists are likely to keep rising.
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Ninja
5/16/2014 | 1:19:03 PM
Re: salary bubble?
Is automation the wild card? If the really smart security people build tools that are usable by less skilled people to test for 75% +/- of potential problems, then you free skilled manhours in the same way that hiring LPNs and CNAs fre up RNs for more skilled work. 
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
5/16/2014 | 11:59:56 AM
Re: salary bubble?
I believe the talent pool has remained small due to the skills required for information security.  For example, web application penetration testing requires in depth knowledge of HTML, HTTP, SQL, XML, LDAP, IMAP, SMTP, shell coding, and the knowledge of how to apply it.  Those skills span many different IT disciplines and it takes someone dedicated to be able to learn it.  Unlike other areas of IT you cannot give someone a step by step tutorial on information security, every situation is unique.

I don't see the required skillset of a qualified information security professional becomming easy to obtain in the near future.  As a result, I don't see a large talent pool either.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/16/2014 | 9:10:09 AM
salary bubble?
Interesting question. The infosec community has enjoyed healthy salaries due to high demand and a smaller talent pool. But if indeed the search widens to other more available skillsets, could that burst the high-dollar salary bubble?


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Black Hat USA 2022 Attendee Report
Black Hat attendees are not sleeping well. Between concerns about attacks against cloud services, ransomware, and the growing risks to the global supply chain, these security pros have a lot to be worried about. Read our 2022 report to hear what they're concerned about now.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-38161
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-11
The Gumstix Overo SBC on the VSKS board through 2022-08-09, as used on the Orlan-10 and other platforms, allows unrestricted remapping of the NOR flash memory containing the bitstream for the FPGA.
CVE-2022-38150
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-11
In Varnish Cache 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, and 7.1.0, it is possible to cause the Varnish Server to assert and automatically restart through forged HTTP/1 backend responses. An attack uses a crafted reason phrase of the backend response status line. This is fixed in 7.0.3 and 7.1.1.
CVE-2022-38155
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-11
TEE_Malloc in Samsung mTower through 0.3.0 allows a trusted application to achieve Excessive Memory Allocation via a large len value, as demonstrated by a Numaker-PFM-M2351 TEE kernel crash.
CVE-2022-38129
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-10
A path traversal vulnerability exists in the com.keysight.tentacle.licensing.LicenseManager.addLicenseFile() method in the Keysight Sensor Management Server (SMS). This allows an unauthenticated remote attacker to upload arbitrary files to the SMS host.
CVE-2022-38130
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-10
The com.keysight.tentacle.config.ResourceManager.smsRestoreDatabaseZip() method is used to restore the HSQLDB database used in SMS. It takes the path of the zipped database file as the single parameter. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can specify an UNC path for the database file (i.e., \\<at...