Panel: Information Security Needs to Cast a Wider Recruitment Net (Computer Weekly)


Organizations can help to fill the cyber security skills gap by casting their recruitment net wider, according to a discussion panel at the (ISC)2 Emea Congress 2016 in Dublin.

“The security industry has a very narrow definition of an information security professional,” said independent security consultant Brian Honan.

“The industry needs not only traditional security people with technical skills but also people with skills in business management, public relations, sales and marketing,” he said.

There needs to be a clearer pathway into the information security profession for people with these and other so-called “soft skills” said Jessica Barker, an independent cyber security consultant.