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Lee Kushner, Contributor Published: 17 Oct 2012

While the national unemployment rate has been steadying between eight and nine percent, information security professionals have been enjoying newfound prosperity. Until recently, the information security function primarily held importance to industries whose success and market perception were tied directly to their customers’ trust, like financial services, and the federal government. Today, though, a unique combination of technological innovation, increased regulatory scrutiny, external threats, and social activism is forcing a shift. Corporations in industries that have traditionally ignored information security, are realizing that the development of a competent information security function is a worthwhile and necessary investment. When companies recognize they are going to make this type of organizational commitment, their first order of business is to find competent information security talent to bridge their talent gap. However, finding and attracting competent information security professionals to a new position is a lot more difficult than it appears... Access >>>

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