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New Skill Testing Platform For 6 Most In-Demand Cybersecurity Jobs

New Skill Testing Platform For 6 Most In-Demand Cybersecurity Jobs

June 03, 2020The Hacker News
Building a security team is a necessity for organizations of all industries and sizes. It makes selecting the right person for the job a critical task in which testing candidates' domain knowledge is a core component of the hiring process. A common practice is for each organization to put together a dedicated set of questions for each role. Today, Cynet launches the Cybersecurity Skill Tests website to optimize the hiring process with an automated online questionnaire form for each such position. Cynet has assembled a vast question pool with hundreds of dedicated questions for the 6 leading cybersecurity positions (see below), covering all aspects of each selected role. A selection algorithm is used to generate a set of 25 questions in increasing difficulty level, which touches all the important knowledge areas of each candidate's position. No two questionnaires are the same to ensure the answers' reliability. How does this work in practice? Following the
The Hacker News 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey – Call for Participation

The Hacker News 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey – Call for Participation

November 27, 2019The Hacker News
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.
7 Courses That Will Help You Start a Lucrative Career in Information Security

7 Courses That Will Help You Start a Lucrative Career in Information Security

November 17, 2019The Hacker News
As the world becomes more interconnected by the day, more and more companies of all sizes and industries are finding themselves under attack by fearless cybercriminals who can access their entire server farms from across the globe with only a few lines of code. And it's not just private corporations that are suffering. A wide range of government agencies are also constantly under attack, and national security is relying more and more on counter-cyberattack measures to safeguard everything from classified data to entire power grids. So it should come as no surprise that the overarching field of information security is booming, and those with the skills to thwart and retaliate against a growing number of sophisticated cyber threats are in high-demand across countless industries. The Complete Information Security Certification Bundle will help you join this lucrative field, and it's currently available for over 95% off at just $31. With 7 courses and over 80 hours of
How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: All You Need to Know

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

October 08, 2018Mohit Kumar
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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