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How IT Departments Can Manage The Security Skills Shortage
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KevinJ624,
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9/5/2016 | 12:40:13 PM
If technical skills are in demand, why do we keep pushing non-technical certs?
I love seeing articles like these. I think the industry as whole has way to much emphasis on "High Level Security Skills" and not enough on the skills necessary to create effective operators. 

Along those lines, the CISSP and CISA are not indicators of those skill sets. When I'm looking for talent, the CISSP although not a bad thing to have, is not an indicator of technical skills. That is doubly so for the CISA. The standard in my mind has always been the SANS GIAC certifications. SANS is one of the very few certification tracks that that emphasizes the skills necessary to defend an organization. 

Those of us already in the industry need to work hard at identifying raw talent and finding better ways of building pathways to training. The only way to solve this problem is to create an accessable recrutiment to training program that feeds new talent into the industry. 

 

 
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Chief Security Officer,
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9/11/2016 | 9:06:31 PM
Re: If technical skills are in demand, why do we keep pushing non-technical certs?
To create an accessable recrutiment to training program that feeds new talent into the industry you have to target pools of prospects - academia. The industry needs to actively engage academia to identify those students suitable for specialized training. Offering scholarships for their formal university education could help to entice them into areas of critical need in the industry would be a good idea.
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9/5/2016 | 12:43:04 PM
Security Skills
Very informative read on managing Security skills...

 

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