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How Security Pros Can Bridge The Skills Shortage
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3/1/2017 | 9:39:26 AM
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Many businesses are not sure what they need; pentester, ISSO, CISO, etc, etc.  Do they want someone who can write policy?  If so, that pentester might not be great at formal writing.  Businesses should invest on entry level peoples giving them the basics and from there weed out who is more of a technical/policy writer, who is the active defense cyber guru and build from the ground up. 

Many of these jobs do require computer science/programming skills but the Universities are just now coming into that but from what I can tell it's still very much cyber security/information assurance vs coding.

Only your true programmers will shell out 2500.00 or more for an ISACA cert.  I've been an ISSO for around fifteen years now and working on a Masters in a similar field and do not wish to do pentesting but can do physical security/ end user and sys admin cyber training, systems security as far as defense but it seems many businesses are wanting the all in one.  I'm sure there are a few out there but they command a much higher salary than I'm seeing advertised. 

Why not have the CISO and then branch out from there, for your policy, defense, pentest, ISSO.


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