A recent survey by Computerworld showed that IT will continue to hire data security and other pros in 2016. For example, “37% of the 182 IT professionals who responded to the survey said they plan to increase head count in the upcoming year — that’s a significant jump from last year, when only 24% said they planned to add new staff. Moreover, 24% of those polled this year listed “attracting new talent” as first among their business priorities for the next 12 months.”
Moreover, 24% of those polled this year listed “attracting new talent” as first among their business priorities for the next 12 months.”
What kind of people will hiring managers be looking for to fill Data Security related jobs?
1. SECURITY ENGINEERING
“Thinking about security from day one and building security defenses is critically important,” advises Teza. Security engineers aim to protect a network from threats by engineering networks from the ground up to be safe, dependable, and secure. Security engineers design systems that protect the right things in the right ways. If a software engineer’s goal is to ensure things do happen, a security engineer’s goal is to ensure things don’t happen by designing, implementing, and testing complete and secure systems.
Security engineering covers a lot of ground, and includes many measures—from regular security testing and code reviews to creating security architecture and threat models—to keep a network locked down and safe from a holistic standpoint, according to UpWork.
Small-to-medium sized businesses are racing to ensure that their compliance policies are up to speed, especially if they’re working in the IOT. Healthcare continues to head up the compliance market in this field, with financial services and consumer privacy goals (customer information safety) coming in a close second and third, respectively. Data security specialists and database analysts will continue to command higher salaries—and a track record of managing big data in the cloud – and providing compliance leadership for functional business partners—is a must, writes Bill McCabe.
Computerworld states: “Exactly 50% of the IT professionals who participated in our Forecast 2016 survey said they plan to increase spending on security technologies in the next 12 months.” Making sure these technologies include built-in compliance gate keeping will be top of mind for data security leaders.
3. Technical Expertise
It is also essential that a security administrator have a strong knowledge of security aspects related to networking and use of the Internet. This includes aspects such as authentication, access control, firewalls, disaster prevention and recovery, intrusion detection, encryption, and data integrity. Other technical tasks include components like managing incident response and virus protection.
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