With the highest unemployment in more than 20 years and competition dense for open positions, the pressure is on for job seekers to have flawless interview skills - especially within information security.
The Information Security Today Career Trends Survey identifies three distinct education trends re: information assurance:
Information security professionals seek advanced degrees;
Organizations are footing at least part of the bill for training;
Online education is an increasingly common and effective...
The rules of job seeking are in constant flux - particularly in information security, where job demands and requirements are ever-evolving.
Where does that leave a job seeker looking to stand out from the crowd?
The following are strategies offered by information security hiring managers:
What must financial institutions do to improve security education?
Identity theft expert Robert Siciliano shares his thoughts on the need to change the mindset of financial institutions when it comes to educating their customers about identity theft and security issues. Among the topics he discusses:
Provisions of the bill would help develop a skilled government infosec workforce, prioritize federal cybersecurity R&D, improve the transfer of cybersecurity technologies to business and promote cybersecurity education and awareness.
Dena Haritos Tsamitis has an ambitious goal for the year: to improve cyber awareness among 10 million people globally.
The Director of Education, Training and Outreach at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab, Dena discusses:
The cyber awareness challenge among people of all ages;
Effective techniques for...
Career Insights from Srinvivas Mukkamala of New Mexico Tech.
Education, skills, experience - what exactly does it take to make it in an information security career today?
Srinivas Mukkamala, an educator and practitioner, offers unique insight on:
The necessary mindset for an information security professional;...
Johns Hopkins University's-Whiting School of Engineering is now offering a new part-time graduate program in information security.
This MS degree program is an effort toward filling the surging demand for cyber engineers and scientists with technical expertise in information assurance (IA) within government and...
Credit reports, social networks and international background checks - these are three of the hottest topics in employment background screening, according to Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a CA-based firm.
In an exclusive interview, Lester Rosen, President and CEO of ESR, discusses:
The top 10 trends in...
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
In an exclusive interview, Richards discusses:
Top agenda items for ISSA in...