More cybersecurity specialists are making the leap from long-time careers in law enforcement, the military and the government to the private sector, says Dale Meyerrose, a retired U.S. Air Force Major General, who explains why.
The size of the information security analyst workforce in the United States rose by nearly 20 percent in the past year, according to an Information Security Media Group analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Increasingly, as enterprise leaders plan security investments, they think not just about threats and technology, but also how to tie their decisions to business performance. Gartner's Sid Deshpande explains the shift.
Cybersecurity adviser Patricia Titus, a former CISO, says too many women are leaving the information security field for jobs with less pressure and more work schedule flexibility. So she urges organizations to offer more incentives to attract and retain women in the field.
Dick Williams, CEO of digital security firm Webroot, says the cybersecurity profession needs more than just technical experts. Learn why he says firms will seek out those who can understand the behaviors of cyber-attackers.
The IT security industry must do a much better job of persuading young people with the requisite math and science skills to join the cybersecurity workforce rather than choose another profession, says David Shearer of (ISC)Â².
Like the Target breach a year ago, the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that's grabbed recent headlines will prove to be a catalyst for change, grabbing the attention of CEOs and board members and spurring them to beef up information security.