Why the shortage of skilled cybersecurity experts will drive up the cost of doing business

By Guest Author Craig McDonald With our increasing reliance on new technologies and the ever-growing threat of cybercrime, the shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals is a major concern. A recent report by SEEK.com showed the year-on-year growth in demand for these experts at 57%, and it’s evident that while companies ...
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A Recruiter Comes Clean: If Your Résumé Misses These Four Points, I May Not Even Look at It

This blog originally appeared here and is republished with permission. Your résumé is your agent, your professional avatar in the job market, but if it doesn't follow these resume tips, it may not make it past a recruiter's first review. Like everyone else, recruiters' tactics and tools are geared for ...
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Skills in demand: Information Security Architects

An Overview of the Role of Information Security Architects Information Security Architects are the backbone of the design and strategy for strong information security organizations. While they can be focused in specific areas like application security or infrastructure security within very large companies, they often oversee the overall security strategy and determine delivery and ...
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Malware Evolution and the Cyber Talent Gap

InfoSec Connect founder Domini Clark contributed a feature article to the April 2016 edition of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Journal. In "Malware Evolution and the Cyber Talent Gap," Domini delves into:
  • The origination and evolution of malware
  • The cost of malware breaches
  • The cost of attempted malware ...
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Skills in demand: Security engineer, identity management

An Overview of the Role of Security engineer, identity management Understanding who your users are and what, exactly, they have access to within your system is critical for any enterprise. Identity and access management (IAM) engineers must have a strong understanding of the complex work flow within a system. In these ...
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Skills in Demand: Incident Response Manager

An Overview of the Role of Incident Response Manager Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise around the world and the need for experienced incident response professionals is outstripping the available supply of talent. The incident response manager role is responsible for managing high-impact incidents on a large, often global, scale. Responsibilities ...
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Skills in demand: Pen Tester

Recent breaches have highlighted the need for talented pen-tester technologists with the ability to assess vulnerabilities long before they are under attack ...
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Standing Out and Fitting in at DefCon

DefCon is a crazy and unique experience and, admittedly, it’s not extremely welcoming to the outsider.  The Vegas regulars whisper about all of the hackers as if they’d just walked into a band of terrorists and in one day, the inside of the Paris hotel turns from a sampling of ...
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Skills in demand: Information security analyst

Overview of the Information Security Analyst As global organizations work to stay ahead of cyber attacks, they require information security analysts to help steer them through risk assessment, vulnerability assessment and defense planning. The role of information security analyst is growing and can provide a strong path for upward mobility ...
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Cyber Candidates Say: You Snooze, You Lose!!

Increase Your Success Rate of Hiring Infosec Candidates Okay, we all get it, it’s a tight labor market and information security and the demand for infosec talent is far outstripping the supply of information security professionals available.  This is causing a huge shift in mindset for many HR departments round ...
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Hiring in information security

In this tough information security market, many organizations make the mistake of approaching talent the same way they approach all other organizational hiring. The truth is, you can't hire quality information security talent the same way you hire customer service reps. If you just run an ad pulled from the ...
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Staffing Industry Analysts Credits Domini Clark with Quote of the Week about the Best Cybersecurity Professionals

Blackmere founder Domini Clark was credited with the Quote of the Week from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). BEST CYBERSECURITY PROS ‘THINK LIKE CRIMINALS’ — STAFFING QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The best cybersecurity professionals think like criminals,” Domini Clark, an Idaho-based recruiter at the recruiting company Decision Toolbox, told The San Diego ...
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