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8 Hot Skills Sought By IT Security Departments

No company wants to leak customer data, have intellectual property stolen, or experience business services taken offline. Those that recognize these risks are thus scrambling to hire the right people to fill their information security roles.
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When it comes to picking the top skills needed to fill the massive number of open positions in the information security industry, Wils Bell, security recruiter at SecurityHeadhunter.com, says: 

"All cybersecurity appears hot, and no one area is hotter than others. But if I had to pick one, application security (AppSec) is up there."

According to Bell, organizations face two key challenges when hiring for all cybersecurity positions:

  1. Organizations are not willing to pay the going rate for experienced talent.
  2. Many candidates are not nearly as good as they think; they have successfully entered the field of cybersecurity, but are not strong in terms of skills.

Here's a list of five hot skills in cybersecurity as curated from a collection of talent and security service firms. In addition to the hands-on skills, Bell reminds employers that leadership also is a critical skill.

(Note: Job search results referenced on slides were collected from Indeed.com on Oct. 26.) 

 

 

Sean Martin is an information security veteran of nearly 25 years and a four-term CISSP with articles published globally covering security management, cloud computing, enterprise mobility, governance, risk, and compliance—with a focus on specialized industries such as ...
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11/12/2016 | 10:08:30 AM
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