4 infosec hiring tips to attract top talent

Top-notch security pros are hard to find, leaving companies struggling to fill positions. Here’s what businesses need to change to gain a competitive edge.


Businesses are having a tough time hiring security professionals, according to new research from Dice.

Infosec pros ranked third on the company’s list of the most-challenging talent to hire, just below software developers (No. 1) and Java professionals (No. 2). Adding to a shallow talent pool is an increase in demand for qualified professionals: Dice job postings for security engineer positions are up 22 percent, while network security jobs are up 19 percent.

Gartner predicted that global spending on information security would reach $75.4 billion in 2015,” according to Bob Melk, president at Dice. “With security breaches and information hacks appearing almost daily in the news, it’s clear that companies need to shore up their security practices with the right talent.”

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