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Develop internal cybersecurity talent to build your dream team
This article is part of the Information Security issue of August 2020, Vol. 21, No. 3
Cybersecurity is one of the hottest disciplines around. It's an open secret among enterprise technology organizations that they can't keep senior-level cybersecurity professionals around longer than a few months before they're hired away, usually with significant salary increases. While not as obvious, the characteristics of the ideal cybersecurity professional are changing, making hiring and retention even more challenging. Ten years ago, policy and networking were the two main paths to cybersecurity. Policy-based cybersecurity professionals started from a base of policy, program management and related disciplines: risk, risk management, compliance and the like. The focus and emphasis of this path was on understanding the foundational principles of cybersecurity without necessarily mastering each and every technical detail. The other path was via networking. Practitioners here typically started by managing firewalls and learned the detailed technical nuances of network-based cybersecurity often by gaining certifications from ...
Features in this issue
Explore the winning tactics and tools CISOs and other cybersecurity leaders are employing in their programs to raise employee security awareness -- and consider how they might work for you.
As if protecting corporate systems and data wasn't hard enough, beware of another potential foe: those well-meaning but woefully uninformed staff members.
News in this issue
Security awareness is more essential than ever, but in a world of increasingly sophisticated threats, making it a reality requires more than set-it-and-forget-it training.
Columns in this issue
Cybersecurity duties have changed, with cloud and coding being essential knowledge now. But CISOs can still build their dream cybersecurity team through internal talent development.
Security must be part of IT from the start and then continue through the entire product lifecycle -- design, build, release and maintenance. Consumers now demand it.