5 non-traditional hiring tips for InfoSec
There’s a dramatic shortage of qualified information security professionals in the industry today.
Globally, we’re a million people short, according to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report. According to Ponemon’s 2014 IT Security Jobs Report, 36% of staff positions and 58% of senior staff positions in IT security went unfilled in 2013.
The majority of companies surveyed – 70% – says their IT security departments were understaffed.
It’s no surprise that some companies are turning to some non-traditional strategies for finding their cybersecurity employees.
1. Look to the crowd
Some companies have already been turning to crowdsourcing to find bugs in their software or security holes in their platforms.