[ISN] Where the Jobs Are: 5 Hot Career Tips for 2009

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:16:41 -0600 (CST)

By Linda McGlasson
Managing Editor
Bank Information Security
December 16, 2008

Amidst the bad tidings of this particular holiday season - bank 
closures, market losses and mass layoffs - comes a ray of hope. There 
are some good, solid job prospects for banking/security professionals in 

Interviews with industry and employment leaders reveal the top growth 
areas for job seekers looking to make new moves in information security, 
regulatory compliance or even the regulatory agencies.

"Clearly the consolidations and mergers have caused hiring freezes in 
many financial services companies, as they try to figure out what's left 
after the carnage," says Joyce Brocaglia, CEO and founder of Alta 
Associates, a New Jersey-based information security recruitment firm. 
"We are still seeing strategic hiring taking place."

"Regulatory and industry requirements are not being forgiven or 
overlooked," says David Schneier of Icons Inc., a Princeton, NJ risk 
assessment firm. "Regulators have not and will not ease requirements due 
to economic conditions." He's also seeing a noticeable spike in criminal 
activity via digital pathways and says because of this there will 
continue to be a need for experienced information security professionals 
across multiple business verticals.

Information security is mission critical, or should be to all companies, 
says Tom Silver, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Dice.com, an 
Internet job search site specializing in technology and information 
security jobs. "On Dice.com, we are still seeing good demand for network 
security positions. Companies will continue to be pressed to keep data 
private, and network security analysts, CISSP and information security 
analysts should be the types of positions that would be deemed critical 
regardless of the economic environment."


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