Blog Posts Tagged with "Skill Set"


Wanted: Software Security Specialists... Are There Any?

November 22, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

You don't just go to college, get a degree in 'software security' and walk into a job being great at it - mostly because that degree doesn't exist, but also because the days of being able to walk into a job like this are probably long behind us...

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NICE Issues Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

November 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The framework organizes cybersecurity work into high-level categories ranging from the design, operation and maintenance of cybersecurity systems to incident response, information gathering and analysis. The document is meant to define professional requirements in cybersecurity...

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IT Skill and Salary Trends 2011

October 16, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The demand for certain IT skills come and go with the economy. Certain skills are always in demand and others to a lesser degree. As an IT worker are you earning what you are worth? As an IT manager are you paying too much or too little to your IT staff?

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Security Risk Management

October 07, 2011 Added by:Tony Campbell

The author explores the risk management lifecycle, describes methodologies for qualifying and quantifying risk and levels of risk, and provides examples of how these can best be described and/or presented at a senior management level...

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Federal CIO Salaries Lag - Leads to Turnover

September 19, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

It’s more than just a salary cut. Officials working for private companies also get bonuses, stock options and a better benefits package than those working in the public sector. So who in their right mind would tolerate the smaller paycheck in exchange for a bunch of headaches?

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IT Skills and Certifications Paying Less Each Quarter

September 06, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The pay premiums for 237 IT certifications continued their terrible performance for a fourth second straight quarter. This trend results in an overall loss in market value of nearly 2 percent for the quarter, according to the Foote Partners report...

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Software Security Degree Programs

July 17, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

More institutions are providing programs and degrees focused on the security aspect of information technology than ever before. Part of the reason for this is the significant projected increase in the number of jobs available in the field...

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What the CISSP Won't Teach You

June 28, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

Information security unlike other industries does not sleep; I personally spend 3+ hours a day just learning what I can. Technology, regulations and attack methods change every day. If you don’t stay ahead of it, you will end up with pie on your face when you get hit with the latest New Thing...

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Will Government Work Help You Gain Security Skills?

June 21, 2011 Added by:Lee Munson

So where is a good place where you can not only gain experience with the latest machines but also have to protect important data from attackers around the world? Working for the government...

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The Top Eleven IT Skills for 2011

May 22, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

Security will always be a hot skill set. All IT pros must have a good understanding of both physical and electronic security. This does not mean that every IT Pro must be able to perform a penetration test, but they must understand and prevent attacks against their network...

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Top Ten Cyber Crime Skills in High Demand

May 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The cyber underground now consist of subject matter experts that can focus all their time and energy on improving their techniques, their goods and services," said Steven Chabinsky, deputy assistant director in the FBI's cyber division...

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IT Skills and Salary Report 2011 from Global Knowledge

March 30, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

While the global economic recession of recent years has largely been replaced by a lethargic recovery, workers continue to be impacted by job loss, reduction in salary, or job change. IT professionals have felt the impact of these economic tremors along with the rest of their colleagues...

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IT Job Market Intel - Cutting Through the Fog

March 17, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle

Once again, IT pros are going to have to develop significant business skills to set themselves apart from their mono-technical peers. While you may be able to capitalize on the Hot Skill Du Jour for a while, and we all have, it will continue to pay diminishing returns...

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IT Second Quarter Hiring Forecast Still Good

March 14, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Network administration specialists were expected to be in most demand. These were cited at possible tough hires by 65 percent of CIOs. Windows Server administrators were next, at 60 percent, followed by desktop support at 57 percent and database management at 52 percent...

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Building Out a Security Skills Matrix

February 24, 2011 Added by:Brad Bemis

As the manager of a security operations team, I needed a way to track the current skills/knowledge levels of my team, and its progress over time. That’s what this matrix did for me – and it could do the same for you to – IF you’re willing to take the time to build one that is...

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