Cyber security attacks have been an ongoing problem in this technology driven world. Attacks are being launched against everyone from large corporations to single individuals. The result of these can have a tremendous negative economic impact on a victim. As the number of cyber threats continue to grow, the industry could use some help recruiting skilled professionals. With the lack of representation in pop culture, many might not have realized this career was an option. Seeing more of this industry in everyday media can help introduce it to a new audience.
The New Year brings about many personal resolutions whether it’s to lose weight, drink more water, or just be happier. But those resolutions don’t have to stop there, why not extend it them to other areas in your life? Cyber security is a great example of one of those areas. Yes, you read that right. Why not start the New Year with some changes to the way you use and think about cyber security. Don’t know where to start? Well, here are 3 cyber security New Year’s resolutions to start you off:
Speed is key in hiring that next great talent for your organization, especially a cybersecurity professional. To speed up a hiring process, human resources (HR) needs to determine what they must do to quickly and efficiently bring top talent on board. The best candidates are not looking for jobs. According to LinkedIn Talent Trends 2015, 70% of the workforce are passive candidates. But for the right opportunity, they might consider a move to another organization. If a tempting offer comes their way, potential candidates will start to go through the pros and cons of changing their job. They start to think of positive aspects as to why they should move and the negative things about their job. If the hiring organization does not react quickly, the candidate might start to look elsewhere.
Recruiting mistakes can cost an employer time and money. With the rise of security threats on organizations’ websites and server infrastructure, the demand for hiring cybersecurity professionals is also on the rise. When trying to fill a cybersecurity position, an organization wants to hire the best possible candidate that their budget allows. With the demand high and the supply short, an organization wants to keep their options open to land the right candidate. Minimizing mistakes in the recruiting process along the way.