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3 Ways to Retain Security Operations Staff
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REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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11/21/2017 | 8:40:47 AM
Excellent article - applies to a number of different jobs
If one takes the security aspect out of this essay, it fits for any number of corporate position and not just in IT alone.  You have to rotate staff in a department to cross-train and have people available not only for emergency fill-in when needed but for intellectual stimulation.  It is LEARNING new items that IT people and subset Security staff feel they have a good chair at the table.  Otherwise, they find another table in another restaurant.  I recently left a nice paying job with no future and no learning to move to a forensics department with far better salary BUT ALSO  more knowledge to learn - more stuff to do!  Paying off in many ways. 
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DonHarper,
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11/23/2017 | 4:44:09 PM
Re: Excellent article - applies to a number of different jobs
Great move you did there. Respect it.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/27/2017 | 1:23:56 PM
Re: Excellent article - applies to a number of different jobs
" it fits for any number of corporate position and not just in IT alone"

I agree with this. It is hard to keep retention rate high in IT but also in other departments in the organization today.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/27/2017 | 1:25:27 PM
Re: Excellent article - applies to a number of different jobs
" It is LEARNING new items"

Agree. Learning new things keep people busy and engaged.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/27/2017 | 1:26:59 PM
Re: Excellent article - applies to a number of different jobs
"I recently left a nice paying job with no future and no learning"

We experience this a lot. It is not only money anymore, people are looking for satisfaction from their jobs.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/27/2017 | 1:28:39 PM
Re: Excellent article - applies to a number of different jobs
"more knowledge to learn - more stuff to do!  Paying off in many ways. "
This makes sense, when people build knowledge they feel more secure since they can find positions somewhere else easily.
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Joe Stanganelli,
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11/27/2017 | 4:16:07 PM
Re: Excellent article - applies to a number of different jobs
@REISEN: Also, it helps people learn the business -- and, assuming other things go well in the employer-employee relationship -- gets the employee more invested in the success of the company. I've seen that phenomenon work wonders, myself.
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Dr.T,
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11/27/2017 | 1:22:40 PM
3 simple steps
These 3 simple steps are quite well thought. Simple and effective I would say.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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11/27/2017 | 4:10:13 PM
Timely, and yet...
This is a great flip on a common theme in this sector: the dreaded "talent shortage" in cybersecurity.

Alas, it is hard for information-security professionals to feel any sense of attachment or loyalty to their employers if employers don't demonstrate loyalty or attachment in turn. When companies turn to cheap offshore or H1-B/L1 Visa labor and/or outsource to low-bidding vendors for strategic functions that should really be internal, one would be foolish to expect anything other than their cybersecurity personnel to be frequently updating their resume and shopping it around.
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12/7/2017 | 5:23:46 AM
Re: Timely, and yet...
I agree, but this issue has been around in other industries for some time now; Whereby employers (organizations) are more focused on the bottom line and short term gains as well as pleaseing the stakeholders and bord members than actually engaging with their internal staff. This, in addition to pay, vacation, life balance, hours of work, environment and politics, adds fuel of discontentment throught the departments.

As an industry collaborator in various fields of IT and Healthcare, I see this trend continuing, especially with the added contridiction of contract work rather than employment.


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