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Cloud Security Architect Proves Hardest Infosec Role to Fill
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lizaready
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lizaready,
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5/30/2020 | 11:21:54 PM
Re: Certification and vacant cyber roles
Certifications can help candidates stand out: 82% of respondents prefer to hire candidates with security certifications. More than 80% had earned certifications; 85% report others on their team are certified. When asked why they prefer certified hires, respondents say it validates their cybersecurity knowledge (56%), gives them confidence the new hires will perform duties better (52%), and indicates they can keep up with the changing security landscape (40%).

 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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5/29/2020 | 9:53:55 PM
Entry level
It's not only advanced practitioners who are tough to find: 43% struggle to find entry-level security administrators, the second most challenging role to fill. I think this is the main problem, not many people in the field yet.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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5/29/2020 | 9:50:58 PM
Re: Certification and vacant cyber roles
The Cloud is unsafe by design, so this role is obviously hard to fill I say it is less about unsafe more a lot what measures we take so it is safe.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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5/29/2020 | 9:46:15 PM
Re: Certification and vacant cyber roles
less expensive to hire, build the security workforce of the future I agree. Companies can start building their own resources rather than hiring.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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5/29/2020 | 9:44:33 PM
Re: Certification and vacant cyber roles
hiring those without certifications and instead put them through relevant training I would think less about certification but more about skills. Hard to find skilled individuals.
Dr.T
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5/29/2020 | 9:42:16 PM
70%?
70% is not surprising at all. We have been looking for a security person for a while now, not many available.
JoshuaBrandt
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JoshuaBrandt,
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5/29/2020 | 9:44:33 AM
Re: Certification and vacant cyber roles
The Cloud is unsafe by design, so this role is obviously hard to fill ;) Good post tho
MaxineCEC1
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5/29/2020 | 4:26:09 AM
Certification and vacant cyber roles
Interesting survey - I wonder if companies looking to hire individuals with infosec certifications might instead consider hiring those without certifications and instead put them through relevant training? This could have a number of benefits: less expensive to hire, build the security workforce of the future, and increased employee satisfaction. I'm sure there are more benefits too!


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