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Bad News is Good News For Security Budgets But Not Skills
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Andre Gironda
Andre Gironda,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/16/2015 | 2:56:24 PM
Re: Skills gap is verified by ISACA studies as well - good article
No degree should ever be necessary for any job in cyber risk or infosec.

A Security+ for entry-level and CISSP is a nice-to have for non-entry-level. Best place to recruit is at local chapters that do not charge any membership fees or pay any dues, e.g., OWASP. The chapter meeting locations should always be at a focal point of your city's public transportation crossways and always, always, always should be handicap-accessible.

As for the minimum-years per technology acronym or buzzword -- those requirements just need to go away completely. They are so annoying to everyone involved. Who writes these?
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2015 | 5:44:01 AM
Re: Skills gap is verified by ISACA studies as well - good article
I think the number-one contributor to this problem is "purple squirrel" hiring tactics.  10 years of experience with nascent technology.  A minimum of three certifications.  And, of course, a masters or better.

Meanwhile, US government email accounts and other government systems are getting pwned by high schoolers.
cricodc
cricodc,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/29/2015 | 10:56:45 AM
Skills gap is verified by ISACA studies as well - good article
Bob, you are on target regarding the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals. Another recent study found that 82% of organizations expect to be attacked in 2015, but they are relying on an unqualified talent pool. The State of Cybersecurity: Implications for 2015 study conducted by ISACA, a global leader in cybersecurity, and RSA Conference also found that more than half say it can take as long as six months to find a qualified candidate; and more than a third are left with job openings they cannot fill. The current high risk environment is made worse by this global lack of skilled talent. ISACA is working to close this gap through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), which offers innovative skills-based training and performance-based certifications to meet complex business needs. It is critical that we work together to address this issue. Thanks for sharing your insights. Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC International President, ISACA


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