Tight Job Market in the Info Sec fields

Posted: October 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

While overall the unemployment rate is hovering around 8% (don’t even get me started on that fallacy, the unemployment rate only measuring those that are collecting benefits and not including those who have fallen off the roles at the unemployment offices either due to exhausting their benefits or giving up), in the Info Sec job market, there are very few candidates.

As detailed in the following article, there is a huge demand for people with selected skill sets

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/2240168981/Lack-of-skilled-security-pros-challenges-CISOs-to-fill-specialties

The United States Army for example is aggressively pursuing professionals for work with its “Cyber Brigade” (http://www.cyberspaceskills.com/positions.htm). In fact the hiring efforts of government agencies such as the military, NSA and others makes it just that much harder for traditional employers to compete and hire valued employees.

 

 

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