Cybersecurity is the most in-demand sector
amongst information technology jobs, according to CIO
magazine, and it’s not likely to change anytime soon. The demand for people
with cybersecurity skills has grown 3.5 times faster than the demand for
professionals in other IT-related jobs over the last couple of years.
According to the experts,
it’s a situation where you need extreme analytical skills. It’s more than just
writing code against a set of specification. On the cyber side, coding is only
one part of your function, you have to be very analytical and think about a
person who wants to break through the system for whatever reason, malicious or
other. You are working with a completely different set of rules and it’s very
complex. This is one of the main reasons why you can’t just be a junior you
need a high level of experience and why these skills are so in demand.
So with that said what are the most in-demand
skills today and in the coming months?
There’s an evolution going on in the executive
suite, emerging technologies like mobile, cloud and embedded devices are making
the world more technology driven, and at the same time, producing huge amounts
In a survey conducted by Enterprise
Security Group they found that organizations’ top challenge is enforcing
security policy for mobile devices. Mobile computing and communications have
introduced new vulnerabilities and threats, and finding people with the
know-how to address these will become increasingly important.
This category represents one of the largest
year-over-year growth increases
in job postings in the USA, with a 31 percent hike since 2011. The main
reason driving demand for this job category is the complexity of applications
and explosive growth in the mobile device market.
Organizations require information security
analysts to help steer them through risk assessment, vulnerability
assessment, and defence planning. This requires individuals with the skills to
bridge across a variety of areas of expertise to understand what the adversary
is doing inside your network. More and more, the industry is moving toward
creating intelligence and “hunt” capabilities to find sophisticated adversaries
within networks, pointing to a significant demand for staff with the security
analyst skill set.
Security Architect is responsible for analyzing information
security systems and applications, and recommending and developing security
measures to protect information against unauthorized data modification or loss.
A well-defined architecture helps dictate
how the various single-function security technologies will work together -- and
makes it easier to find the weak spots in enterprise defences. As cyber-attacks
grow in frequency and sophistication, many organizations find themselves
falling behind in their ability to detect these attacks. Security architects
are needed to develop innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing
critical information or creating havoc on computer networks.
The importance of having the right security
specialist within your team is clear. If you are looking for skilled
individuals to help you against cyber-attacks or are in need of skilled staff
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