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Keys to Hiring Cybersecurity Pros When Certification Can't Help

There just aren't enough certified cybersecurity pros to go around -- and there likely never will be enough. So how do you fill out your cybersecurity team? Executives and hiring managers share their top tips on recognizing solid candidates.
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3/25/2020 | 11:32:37 AM
YES!
Just as easy to recruit a knowledgeable teammate and add the certification to his/her professional development goals.

Some folks find the CEH or CISSP to be downright terrifying and maybe have even tried and failed.

The cost for maintaining some of these certifications can be prohibitive, particularly for junior folks or those with other financial obligations.

Thirdly, I've worked with some of the best red teamers in the world and they tend to snub their nose at the whole idea of certification, and won't pursue it simply on principle.

Every situation with every human is different. Make it a topic of conversation with an otherwise qualified candidate and actually listen to their answer.

Tuition assistance, training towardds the cert, allowance for CPE activities - all ways to help them get there if they're willing to put in the work.
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