Blackmere’s Erin Hanson to Speak at ISSA Webinar: How to Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals

How To Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals 2-Hour Live Event: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Start Time: 9:00 a.m. US-Pacific/ 12:00 p.m. US-Eastern/ 5:00 p.m. London Click here to register. Overview: We have all heard the term "Cybersecurity talent shortage." With information security rising as one of the quickest growing industries, there are more ...
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Recorded ISSA Webinar: Internships – Do They Really Work?

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) recently hosted a webinar Internships: Do They Really Work?  InfoSec Connect's Domini Clark and Erin Hansen were on hand as panelists to lend their perspectives about internships in the information security field. Internships can be a great way to test drive a career in cybersecurity and ...
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U.S. Government Cyber Internships

Federal agencies have been consistently rated highly rated as "ideal employers" by Universum's study of 81,707 computer science students.  For instance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Institutes of Health, Peace Corps, Department of State, and NSA have been ranked highly in the study.  The enormous talent gap in information ...
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Cyber Internships: Where Should I Start?

You may be one of the few students out there that already has a clear picture of where your career will take you and what you want to do with your next four years.  If so, you probably already have your first, second, and third year cyber internships selected.  Most students, ...
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Do Information Security Internships Really Work?

Without question, one of the best ways to get experience outside of school is to land an information security internship. Internships give you:
  1. Critical, on-the-job experience
  2. The ability to see first-hand if you and the work are a good match
  3. Valuable connections and references following a positive internship experience
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Niche Job Boards: The Power of Precision

Why should you consider using niche job boards for your sourcing strategy? The truth is that there are a lot of tools out there to bring employers and candidates together. Many promise the newest and greatest, but the formula is really very simple. At the end of the day, you must ...
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2018: A Great Year for Cyber Security Jobs

A recent Cisco report indicates that there will be one million cybersecurity job openings worldwide in 2016.  In addition, the global cyber workforce is expected to rise to 6 million by 2019.  With more than 200K unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S., we are facing a projected candidate shortage of  ...
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Stop Overanalyzing Resumes!

Do you work with a hiring manager who is guilty of overanalyzing resumes? If you've been in recruiting for more than a minute, you know the manager I'm talking about. This is the person who has never misspelled anything, never left a word out of a sentence and is remarkably ...
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Getting your Head in the Game: Sourcing Information Security Candidates

Recruiting and Sourcing information security candidates is not for the faint of heart.  Recently, the Leviathan Security Group said, " With more than one million cyber security positions unfilled worldwide, currently identified security needs couldn't be met if every employee at GM, Costco, Home Depot, Delta and Procter & Gamble ...
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Best Cities for Cybersecurity Professionals

It’s a good time to be working in cybersecurity. As hackers continue their onslaught, stealing information in sectors ranging from health care to retail sales, businesses will need experts in digital security to fight back. In the first half of 2016, more than 554 million records were breached – a ...
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5 Steps to a Great Information Security Job Posting

When you're looking to hire A+ security talent you want them to see you as the same A+ caliber.  After all, why would top talent be drawn to a C+ organization?  While this seems logical, many top notch organizations are still marketing themselves poorly to one of their most important ...
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