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40% of Security Pros Job Hunting as Satisfaction Drops
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bwilkes8@gmail.com
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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?
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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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.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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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
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Dr.T,
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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.
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Dr.T,
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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
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Dr.T,
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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.
bwilkes8@gmail.com
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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.
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ChrisK92103,
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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.


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