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IDG Contributor Network: Why information security jobs go unfilled

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 16, 2015.

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    Just last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management granted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) permission to hire 1,000 cybersecurity specialists. Due to government hiring issues and the overall Washington bureaucracy, the approval for DHS was the easy part. Getting those 1,000 cybersecurity specialists to actually start working is entirely a different matter.

    In the private sector, there is another challenge. While there may be budgets for hiring information security staff, where do you find these elusive professionals? The job boards may seem like a great avenue for finding people, but most who have used popular job boards find themselves inundated with huge numbers of highly unqualified applicants.

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