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 able to pick out the slightest change in font or …

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 became security experts tomorrow.”  Wow.  Just wow. What does this …

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 31% increase over the previous six months. Analysts expect significant …

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 demographics:  their future employees.

Information Security Candidate Sourcing: The Long Game

Whether you’re sourcing for one organization or many, it is important to recognize talent even when you don’t have a position to fill right this minute.  It’s tempting to set those people aside and think that you’ll come back to them when you need them.  However, taking a little time with someone you see something special in may pay dividends …

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 is interviewing you.  Making sure you’re not working for an …

Interview tips: How to ACE Your Interview in 5 Steps

You’ve followed our tips for creating a standout information security resume, and you got a callback for an interview.  Well done. Now make the most of your investment in time so you are prepared to ace the interview and make yourself impossible to pass over. Do your research Walk into your interview knowing more about the company than the average …

The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage: Zero Unemployment and No Unicorns?

By Guest Blogger Douglas Bonderud Zero percent. As noted by a recent Cybersecurity Ventures report, that’s the new number for cybersecurity unemployment. In fact, there are two available jobs for every qualified candidate, and with 1 million positions still open, companies are getting desperate. Gary Hayslip, CISO for the city of San Diego, told CSO Online that they’re “trying to …

Skills in demand: Application security engineers

The need for application security engineers has grown dramatically as legacy applications are moved to the web. Application Security Engineers can be focused on enterprise or mobile applications, but their overall goal is similar: consider all system vulnerabilities of applications from design/development through implementation and maintenance. This is a subject matter expert with strong knowledge of IT architecture, hardware, web …

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 recruiting cybersecurity professionals, and here I’ll share even more. Then …