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Download: The 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey Results

Download: The 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey Results

Dec 10, 2019
The 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey was an online survey published in The Hacker News and created to provide insight into the details related to cybersecurity compensation. There were over 1,500 security professionals who completed the survey. Today you can access the aggregated and analyzed 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey Results and gain insight to the main ranges and factors of current cybersecurity salaries. The received data enabled the conductors of the survey to form a detailed salary profile for five security positions: Security Analyst/Threat Intelligence Specialist, Security/Cloud Security Architect, Penetration Tester and Security Director/Manager. This profile includes both the range and composition of salaries for these positions, as well as the relative impacts of organizational (geolocation, industry, etc.) and individual (gender, experience, certification) factors. Using the survey results ( download here ), any individual can go to the section relevant for
The Hacker News 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey – Call for Participation

The Hacker News 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey – Call for Participation

Nov 27, 2019
For the first time, The Hacker News launches a comprehensive Cybersecurity Salary Survey aimed to provide insights into the payment standards of security positions, enabling security professionals to benchmark their salaries against their peers, as well as get clear insights into the leading roles, certifications, geo- and industry- components that factor a cybersecurity position payroll. Anyone filling the anonymous salary survey questionnaire will get a free copy of the survey report once it is ready. You can complete the questionnaire here . Volume matters. The more participants in the survey, the more accurate and actionable the results will be. Three minutes of your time is more than enough. Why should you take the survey? If you're in a non-management role (analyst, architect, etc.), you'll know if what you're making is below or above the average. If you're managing a team, you'll get valuable advice on how to best structure compensation plans.
How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

Feb 15, 2024SaaS Security / Risk Management
With many of the highly publicized 2023 cyber attacks revolving around one or more SaaS applications, SaaS has become a cause for genuine concern in many boardroom discussions. More so than ever, considering that GenAI applications are, in fact, SaaS applications. Wing Security (Wing), a SaaS security company, conducted an analysis of 493 SaaS-using companies in Q4 of 2023.  Their study reveals  how companies use SaaS today, and the wide variety of threats that result from that usage. This unique analysis provides rare and important insights into the breadth and depth of SaaS-related risks, but also provides practical tips to mitigate them and ensure SaaS can be widely used without compromising security posture.  The TL;DR Version Of SaaS Security 2023 brought some now infamous examples of malicious players leveraging or directly targeting SaaS, including the North Korean group UNC4899, 0ktapus ransomware group, and Russian Midnight Blizzard APT, which targeted well-known organizat
Top 5 Factors That Increase Cyber Security Salary The Most

Top 5 Factors That Increase Cyber Security Salary The Most

Nov 12, 2018
Our partner Springboard, which provides online courses to help you advance your cybersecurity career with personalized mentorship from industry experts, recently researched current cybersecurity salaries and future earning potential in order to trace a path to how much money you can make. Here's what they found were the most important factors for making sure you earn as much as possible: 1) Choosing the right type of cybersecurity role and building your skill set The cybersecurity role you're in clearly makes a difference: the average salary for penetration testers is $55,000 according to U.S. data from Glassdoor. But cybersecurity engineers should expect to earn about $140,000—and engineers have a more natural path to becoming architects, who can earn even more. Cybersecurity analysts are somewhere in between, averaging about $80,000 a year. Of course, becoming a cybersecurity engineer requires more skills and experience than becoming a penetration tester, but you
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Are You Vulnerable to Third-Party Breaches Through Interconnected SaaS Apps?

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Protect against cascading risks by identifying and mitigating app2app and third-party SaaS vulnerabilities.
How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: All You Need to Know

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: All You Need to Know

Oct 08, 2018
Cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic and exciting fields in tech, combining cutting-edge information technology with crime fighting. It's also an industry in serious need of qualified professionals. Estimates show that there are over one million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of information security analysts will grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, "much faster than the average for all occupations." This presents a massive opportunity for people looking to break into the industry. If you want to join the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, Springboard has done all of the research for you in building the Cybersecurity Career Track . Here's what you need to know: Key Roles in Cybersecurity First, we have to drill down to the different roles and specialties within cybersecurity so you know which might be the best fit for you. There are three broad categories of roles here, analysts, engineers and archite
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