Unclassified at Last: A Field Agent’s Guide To Recruiting Cybersecurity Professionals

This blog series on recruiting cybersecurity professionals kicked off in Part 1 with some sobering facts about the frequency and cost of cyber-attacks in the U.S., underscoring the urgency of recruiting talent in this space. You probably know that demand far outweighs supply. In that post I shared some tips for ...
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Undercover Recruiting: Tips for Engaging Cybersecurity Talent

It can be easy to think of cyber-attacks as something that only happens to other companies. Unfortunately, a more realistic view is not whether it will happen, but when it will happen to your organization. Cyber-attacks are on the rise. PwC's Global State of Information Security Survey 2016 stated that, ...
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Don’t Waste My Time: Interviewing the Employed

Let me paint the picture.  You work for ABC Company and you have a critical hole in your information security team.  You need someone smart, experienced and dedicated – and you need them fast.  However, all of the candidates who actually meet all of those qualifications are already working for ...
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Cybersecurity consciousness in the C-suite – Domini Clark to SC Magazine

Blackmere founder Domini Clark  contributed her thoughts on the rising awareness of cybersecurity in the C-suite to SC Magazine. The article originally appeared here, and a copy is below. *** Cybersecurity consciousness in the C-suite Cybersecurity consciousness in the C-suite Enterprises are better protected from repercussions of a breach with ...
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How GDPR Impacts The Cyber Security Talent Gap – Domini Clark to Cyber World

Blackmere founder Domini Clark contributed an article to the special edition of Cyber World magazine, focused exclusively on the important issue of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   The article in its original format can be seen here, and a reprint is below. The General Data Protection Regulation ...
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Cybersecurity jobs are there for the taking. Are you ready? Domini Clark to SC Magazine

Blackmere founder Domini Clark  contributed her thoughts on the increasing number of cybersecurity jobs to SC Magazine. The article originally appeared here, and a copy is below. *** It takes more than technical know-how to be an essential part of an IT security team, reports Greg Masters. One might think ...
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Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” Are Looking to Fill Cyber Jobs This Year

Deciding to make a change in your career path can be overwhelming. To help identify a starting point, we compiled our cyber and information security industry job postings for companies that earned a spot on Forbes' "American's Best Employers".  Starting your search by choosing a highly regarded company and a job ...
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State of 2017 Cyber Security Hiring

ISACA's third annual State of Cyber Security finds that the field remains dynamic and turbulent during its formative years. One of the core challenges remains the persistent cyber security skills gap, and the difficulty of finding qualified candidates to fill cyber security positions.  Security leaders share their workforce observations and ...
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5 Tips for Interviewing Your Future Boss

Interviewing is a two way street and everyone knows that the information security market is a "candidate market."  With more jobs than talent and plenty of positions for most infosec professionals to choose from, it is extremely important to interview your next boss with the same scrutiny as the company ...
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10 Tips for Creating a Stand Out Information Security Resume

Let's be honest – there are 100 million articles out there about how to write the best resume, right?  Right.  Well, after 20 years as a technical recruiter and nearly a decade of recruitment in information security, I know what makes a good resume in this industry.  Some of these ...
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