The 8 Hottest Security Jobs of 2015

The 8 Hottest Security Jobs of 2015

There is an unprecedented demand for highly-skilled professionals capable of building holistic programs, security into new and existing networks, assessing security on a real-time basis as new vulnerabilities are identified and disclosed, and acting as front-line defenders across various industries. Meanwhile, the number of entrants into the workforce has not kept up with this demand, leaving a significant gap in capacity to adequately protect businesses from attacks. At the same time, the lack of clarity and consistency in job profiles, competency models, skills assessment contribute to a sub-optimal deployment of these scarce resources. Openly Secure has built upon the work of previous efforts to identify and validate the hottest security jobs, the top eight list of roles define the apex of professional skill in the field:   1. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) / Chief Security Officer (CSO)  A CISO/CSO is a C-level management executive whose primary task is to oversee the general operations of an organization’s IT security department and other related staff. The organization’s overall security is the foremost concern of the CISO/CSO. As such, persons who aspire to become a CISO/CSO must demonstrate a strong background in IT strategy and security architecture. 2. Application Security Engineer / Architect Application Security Engineer / Architect is a mid to high-level employee who requires the demonstrated technical abilities necessary to conduct operational testing of applications before initial deployment and as they are subsequently updated. Competence is assessed on the ability to identify the program avenues most riddled with flaws and holes that give malicious actors access to important content or systems. Applications from the web are particularly vulnerable to malicious exploitation, frequently infecting...

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