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
40% of Security Pros Job Hunting as Satisfaction Drops
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
ChrisK92103
50%
50%
ChrisK92103,
User Rank: Author
10/30/2019 | 4:59:47 PM
Curious the vertical analysis...
Thought the drop noted here is notable, it's not clear how this messaging is stacking up against other like industries... for example, where do IT infrastucture people compare.

Security and its many disciplines are tough jobs.  You're usually an overhead function, which means constant budget pressure, especially if you don't have a clear risk management process/plan. Security leaders have a difficult time navigating what the relationship with the board should be (and thier responsibilties), leaving the security team in ambiguous states of responsibility - a bad place ot be in a  breach.  Every company today is tehcnolgy driven, and tech adoption and operationalization is often the lynchpin of competitive edge... agile security is hard and can drag the business in it's goals.  

I think there's some organizational coaching work, better leadership around roles and repsonsibilties, and better technical approaches that could change the climate for the security proffessional.
bwilkes8@gmail.com
50%
50%
[email protected],
User Rank: Moderator
10/29/2019 | 11:51:34 PM
Re: 90%?
Are we looking to fill slots with bodies or qualified candidates? It doesn't matter male, female, black, white. What matters most is that the candidate is qualified and not the gender or race, none of which guarantee qualification. Hard work, experience, determination and qualifications are what truly matter.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/29/2019 | 7:55:58 PM
Women in IT
Women outside IT are open to career change but don't think they would qualify for jobs in the space because they lack knowledge and experience; as a result, they hesitate to apply. I had experience with women IT colleagues, they are quite detail oriented and hard workers, that makes them for IT jobs.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/29/2019 | 7:50:24 PM
90%?
More than 90% of respondents were male, an increase from 90% in 2018 and proof of security's gender gap 90% male already shows the problem, maybe this is where everting should start, involve female populations.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/29/2019 | 7:45:12 PM
Re: 40% of Security Pros Job Hunting as Satisfaction Drops - DUH
There are too many aspiring CS candidates wanting to get into the field and companies are simply saying no. I agree in general, it is just some roles require experience, and hard to find the skills we actually look for.
Dr.T
100%
0%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/29/2019 | 7:42:02 PM
Re: 40% of Security Pros Job Hunting as Satisfaction Drops - DUH
If employers continue to hirer only senior level CS pros from other companies without garnering new talent, entey level, associates, etc., then what do you expect? Good point to make. Better to grow and develop people in my view.
Dr.T
100%
0%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/29/2019 | 7:35:03 PM
44%?
he adds, and 44% feel they lack work-life balance. Interesting, I can bet that that number is higher in reality, most of us are workaholic and no work-life-balance actually.
bwilkes8@gmail.com
100%
0%
[email protected],
User Rank: Moderator
10/25/2019 | 10:53:09 PM
40% of Security Pros Job Hunting as Satisfaction Drops - DUH
If employers continue to hirer only senior level CS pros from other companies without garnering new talent, entey level, associates, etc., then what do you expect? For business owners to just now figureout this was going to happen, shows a real lack of leadership, lack of communication with their CISO and an intentional wait and see mentality. In this Army we'd call this a self inflicted wound, it was totally avoidable and preventable. There are too many aspiring CS candidates wanting to get into the field and companies are simply saying no. So this should have been expected?


Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/17/2020
Exploits Released for As-Yet Unpatched Critical Citrix Flaw
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  1/13/2020
Microsoft to Officially End Support for Windows 7, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/13/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
The Year in Security: 2019
This Tech Digest provides a wrap up and overview of the year's top cybersecurity news stories. It was a year of new twists on old threats, with fears of another WannaCry-type worm and of a possible botnet army of Wi-Fi routers. But 2019 also underscored the risk of firmware and trusted security tools harboring dangerous holes that cybercriminals and nation-state hackers could readily abuse. Read more.
Flash Poll
[Just Released] How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
[Just Released] How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Organizations have invested in a sweeping array of security technologies to address challenges associated with the growing number of cybersecurity attacks. However, the complexity involved in managing these technologies is emerging as a major problem. Read this report to find out what your peers biggest security challenges are and the technologies they are using to address them.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-7227
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
Westermo MRD-315 1.7.3 and 1.7.4 devices have an information disclosure vulnerability that allows an authenticated remote attacker to retrieve the source code of different functions of the web application via requests that lack certain mandatory parameters. This affects ifaces-diag.asp, system.asp, ...
CVE-2019-15625
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A memory usage vulnerability exists in Trend Micro Password Manager 3.8 that could allow an attacker with access and permissions to the victim's memory processes to extract sensitive information.
CVE-2019-19696
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A RootCA vulnerability found in Trend Micro Password Manager for Windows and macOS exists where the localhost.key of RootCA.crt might be improperly accessed by an unauthorized party and could be used to create malicious self-signed SSL certificates, allowing an attacker to misdirect a user to phishi...
CVE-2019-19697
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
An arbitrary code execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2019 (v15) consumer family of products which could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges and tamper with protected services by disabling or otherwise preventing them to start. An attacker must already have administr...
CVE-2019-20357
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A Persistent Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2020 (v160 and 2019 (v15) consumer familiy of products which could potentially allow an attacker the ability to create a malicious program to escalate privileges and attain persistence on a vulnerable system.