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Mar 21, 2017

The Cost of Cybercrime - Let’s Take a Different Perspective

Home Depot to Pay Banks $25 Million in Data Breach Settlement

Survey: Experience Preferred Over Education When Hiring For Cybersecurity

  • The survey of 350 IT security professionals gauged their attitudes toward the skills shortage in cybersecurity. Some 93 percent agreed that experience is more important than qualifications. A further 73 percent claimed that it didn't matter whether IT staff were college graduates when it came to getting the job done.
  • Qualifications are considered degrees and certifications
    • The rub -- and what they didn’t ask -- is how do you assess the experience and capability of professionals to solve the sorts of problems you have?
    • Straight Talk on hiring… check it out.
  • Split results on whether communication or technical skill was more important; hint - it’s communication. You can be the smartest one in the room, but if no one understands you…
    • But it’s also awkward to suggest that you can’t have both good technical and good communication skills. You can. Period.

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