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5 In-demand Skills for Cyber Pros Today

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for information security analysts will grow 33% by 2030—making it one of the fastest growing job sectors—while Cybersecurity Ventures has found that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021. Prepare your organization for the projected cybersecurity talent shortage by learning about 5 in-demand skills for cyber pros today.1

Cloud Security

Because the cloud offers the convenience of accessing your information no matter where your workforce is located, the amount and types of information being moved to it is increasing and so is the need to ensure that your data is kept safe from compromises.

A cloud security engineer builds, maintains, upgrades and continuously improves cloud networks and cloud-based systems. They are responsible for the operations of secure cloud infrastructure, platforms, and software. They install, maintain, and upgrade the organization’s cloud computing environments and core infrastructure.

Risk Management

Your business has experienced many changes over the last two years and one of those changes is the different types of risks you face as your workforce evolves—perhaps from onsite to remote to a hybrid model. Your changing workforce requires your organization to evaluate who has access to different types of data and in many cases, limit access to sensitive data.

A cybersecurity risk manager identifies industry standards and regulatory guidelines for information security in order to minimize the risk of compromise of sensitive business systems. They help develop, maintain, and evaluate organizational security policies and procedures, and they work closely with engineering and operations teams to ensure systems controls meet security requirements. They also manage and follow up on results of audits of system security.

Threat Intelligence

Understand how to navigate the ever-evolving threat landscape along your security journey. As cyber criminals grow more sophisticated you’ll need to be aware of the different techniques that can be used to breach your systems so you can work to prevent them.

A threat intelligence analyst safeguards computer networks and systems by identifying threats through information collection and intelligence analysis. They analyze threats, techniques, tactics, and procedures of threat actors; produce written, actionable intelligence on current and developing threats; and support incident response, red team, and forensics efforts.

Incident Response

If an attempt or breach occurs, your organization’s incident responder will need to “investigate, analyze, and respond to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.” Some of their core tasks will be to review the breach to discover and understand the technique that was used in order to mitigate incidents. They will also need to coordinate with all departments in order to resolve any incidents that may have occurred within the organization as well as the response. Documenting the response will be essential as future mitigation efforts are developed.2

Data Privacy and Security

Understanding who has access to different types of data and more importantly, sensitive data, is a baseline security component for your organization. Your system administrator will help to apply your organization’s security policies when establishing and maintaining user accounts—providing the correct access for the correct users. Establishing back-up routines and procedures will also be essential if any data recovery becomes necessary.3

If your organization is experiencing a gap in your security talent, find out how our Managed IT Services team can partner with you to provide these essential skills and more. We continually invest in our staff’s expertise with continuing education in cybersecurity and best-in-class cybersecurity tools so we can help organizations just like yours manage your security or boost your existing security strategies. Contact us at 800.870.0225 or send us a message to set up a consultation today!





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