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5/1/2019
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8 Personality Traits for Cybersecurity

Personality assessment firm Hogan Assessments lists top characteristics for a 'successful' cybersecurity hire.

Personality assessment firm Hogan Assessments has compiled an analysis of the main personality characteristics that are best-suited for the cybersecurity field.

The eight traits the company said are indicative of a successful career in cybersecurity are modesty, altruism, composure, scientific, inquisitive, skeptical, responsive, and diligent.

"Traditional recruiting practices often overlook personality and focus on education, experience and a set of hard skills. While these are important, it is crucial to remember that personality characteristics play a huge role," said Dr. Ryne Sherman, chief science officer at Hogan Assessements. "A candidate with the suitable personality can be easily trained into the right role. This is especially true in the cybersecurity world, where companies struggle to find the experienced individuals they need. To recruit top talent, companies should direct their attention to the power of personality."

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TomBrookes,
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1/28/2020 | 10:06:43 AM
Best traits
I agree with you. I, by the way, am also studying at the Faculty of Software Development and am currently writing my term paper about a portrait of IT workers in the tech field. I use online service https://edubirdie.com/term-papers-writing-services and I hope that my paper will bring value for this issue. After graduation, I want to find a job in the cybersecurity field.
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RyanSepe,
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5/3/2019 | 9:28:57 AM
Eight Traits and Perspective
This is interesting as I had never thought of it like that but those would align with my thoughts of effective CyberSec personel. If you truly think about it, you need to be able to interface with other teams and get them to perform tasks that support the safety of the company. To do so you need to be able to illicit help. Being modest and showing the merits altruistically are the first tools in the arsenal.

You would have to meet a very obstinant person to have someone respond "No" to the question "Do you want to make the company more secure?"
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