The 7 Cyber Security Skills That Are Highly Valued And Sought After By Large Enterprise

Large enterprise organisations are under immense pressure to address cyber security skills shortages, leaving their critical assets and data open to attack.

It is estimated that there may be as many as 2 million cyber security jobs unfilled worldwide by 2019 (Intel Security). As organisations look to harness digital channels, they leave themselves open to intrusion and hacking.

A recent piece in Information Week which draws on Intel Security’s recent report (titled ‘Hacking the Skills Shortage’) contends that a big piece of the skills puzzle is a lack of adequate cyber security training. Many corporate organisations prefer candidates to have a degree, but experience and accreditation are typically more sought after and arguably more useful to employers. The top 7 sought after skills, as per those surveyed, are:

  1. Intrusion Detection
  2. Secure Software Development
  3. Risk Mitigation
  4. Cloud Security
  5. Network Monitoring, Access Management
  6. Security Analysis
  7. Data Security

Read the full report here.

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