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.

Operations

11/3/2016
10:00 AM
Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Slideshows
Connect Directly
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

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.
Previous
1 of 9
Next

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 ... View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 9
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Benefiter
50%
50%
Benefiter,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/12/2016 | 10:08:30 AM
Re:
It was a very good post indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in my lunch time. Will surely come and visit this blog more often. Thanks for sharing
Lily652
50%
50%
Lily652,
User Rank: Moderator
11/12/2016 | 5:10:13 AM
prayer times

It is difficult to say exactly what the author tried to say, but i liked it. Good post! But if u want more information read another one

How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk,  7/16/2019
US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/16/2019
The Problem with Proprietary Testing: NSS Labs vs. CrowdStrike
Brian Monkman, Executive Director at NetSecOPEN,  7/19/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Building and Managing an IT Security Operations Program
As cyber threats grow, many organizations are building security operations centers (SOCs) to improve their defenses. In this Tech Digest you will learn tips on how to get the most out of a SOC in your organization - and what to do if you can't afford to build one.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-12551
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
In SweetScape 010 Editor 9.0.1, improper validation of arguments in the internal implementation of the Memcpy function (provided by the scripting engine) allows an attacker to overwrite arbitrary memory, which could lead to code execution.
CVE-2019-12552
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
In SweetScape 010 Editor 9.0.1, an integer overflow during the initialization of variables could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.
CVE-2019-3414
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
All versions up to V1.19.20.02 of ZTE OTCP product are impacted by XSS vulnerability. Due to XSS, when an attacker invokes the security management to obtain the resources of the specified operation code owned by a user, the malicious script code could be transmitted in the parameter. If the front en...
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
tcpdump.org tcpdump 4.9.2 is affected by: CWE-126: Buffer Over-read. The impact is: May expose Saved Frame Pointer, Return Address etc. on stack. The component is: line 234: "ND_PRINT((ndo, "%s", buf));", in function named "print_prefix", in "print-hncp.c". Th...
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-22
aubio 0.4.8 and earlier is affected by: null pointer. The impact is: crash. The component is: filterbank. The attack vector is: pass invalid arguments to new_aubio_filterbank. The fixed version is: after commit eda95c9c22b4f0b466ae94c4708765eaae6e709e.