"Companies are increasingly looking for individuals who have a business mindset and can make the connections among security, IT risk and business," says John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology.
A two-year pay freeze isn't likely to hurt the government in hiring and retaining infosec pros. People often choose to work for the government for a higher cause, to play a vital role in protecting the national interest.
For most organizations, the biggest barrier to cloud computing is fear - "Will my data be secure?" It's time to tackle that fear head-on, says Jeff Reich, director of the Institute of Cybersecurity at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Responding to market demand is ISACA, the non-profit security organization, which launched the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification for IT risk professionals early this year.