Despite recession, information security certification pay continues to climb

veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,429 Admin
    Salaries may be climbing slightly, but hiring has slowed and security people are not immune to lay-offs. icon_sad.gif
  • Tin32Tin32 Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    JDMurray wrote: »
    Salaries may be climbing slightly, but hiring has slowed and security people are not immune to lay-offs. icon_sad.gif

    A lot of the companies are bringing security in house, which means there is certainly some hiring going on.
  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    It's hot and a lot of people are trying to get in on it. But as the cost of security rises so will attempts to keep the costs down. A lot of people trying to get in on security underestimate the effort required to get on and the kind of work involved. A lot of paperwork in many roles and on the technical side it can take years and a lot of effort to accumulate the specialist skills. Some folks seem to think it's mostly pen testing. Running pentests isn't difficult, knowing what to test and interpreting the results in a useful way is quite another.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Turgon wrote: »
    It's hot and a lot of people are trying to get in on it.

    How did this thread become about my mom? icon_scratch.gif
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,429 Admin
    dynamik wrote: »
    turgon wrote:
    It's hot and a lot of people are trying to get in on it.


    How did this thread become about my mom? icon_scratch.gif
    Eeww...
  • eMeSeMeS Member Posts: 1,875
    Turgon wrote: »
    It's hot and a lot of people are trying to get in on it. But as the cost of security rises so will attempts to keep the costs down. A lot of people trying to get in on security underestimate the effort required to get on and the kind of work involved. A lot of paperwork in many roles and on the technical side it can take years and a lot of effort to accumulate the specialist skills. Some folks seem to think it's mostly pen testing. Running pentests isn't difficult, knowing what to test and interpreting the results in a useful way is quite another.

    The system said I couldn't give you rep for this, but I would if I could. More people need to have an honest and serious view of security as a career such as what Turgon has stated here.

    Usually when something sounds "cool" it will attract a lot of people.

    MS
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    eMeS wrote: »
    The system said I couldn't give you rep for this, but I would if I could. More people need to have an honest and serious view of security as a career such as what Turgon has stated here.

    Usually when something sounds "cool" it will attract a lot of people.

    MS

    This is true. I graduated with about 15 students looking to get into computer networking roles (AAS in Computer Networking Technology). They all thought it would be, "cool" to work with computer networks. Of all those students I know of two (me included) that are seriously pursuing a career. I do want to get into security down the line, but I realize it will take dedication and possibly taking a Network Admin role or something else before end up there.
  • elover_jmelover_jm Member Posts: 349
    dynamik wrote: »
    How did this thread become about my mom? icon_scratch.gif

    Please explain?????
  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Turgon wrote: »
    It's hot and a lot of people are trying to get in on it. But as the cost of security rises so will attempts to keep the costs down. A lot of people trying to get in on security underestimate the effort required to get on and the kind of work involved. A lot of paperwork in many roles and on the technical side it can take years and a lot of effort to accumulate the specialist skills. Some folks seem to think it's mostly pen testing. Running pentests isn't difficult, knowing what to test and interpreting the results in a useful way is quite another.

    Amen to the paperwork. People think security is all high speed technical stuff. Once you hit the enterprise level its 50 percent administrative Visio/Project/Excel.

    Keeping track of vulnerabilities, organizing patch schedules, exceptions for patches due to software conflicts, etc, etc. Anybody can pick up the techy stuff, keeping track of the b.s. due to external audits is a huge part of security.
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    dynamik wrote: »
    How did this thread become about my mom? icon_scratch.gif

    I thought every thread was about your mom.

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I work in security and spend a great deal of my time pouring over policies and writing reports. It's glamorous beyond belief, and all the women flock to me.
  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    tpatt100 wrote: »
    Amen to the paperwork. People think security is all high speed technical stuff. Once you hit the enterprise level its 50 percent administrative Visio/Project/Excel.

    Keeping track of vulnerabilities, organizing patch schedules, exceptions for patches due to software conflicts, etc, etc. Anybody can pick up the techy stuff, keeping track of the b.s. due to external audits is a huge part of security.

    hehehe..no kidding. Getting designs and firewall rules approved has been a joyous exercise for many years. Yup lots and lots of policy documents abound.
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