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Posted by David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015

Cyber Security Blog Post ImageThe increase use of cloud technology as a way to store confidential data is unfortunately leading to more businesses in the US experiencing security or cyber-attacks. One of the biggest and recent hits was on federal employees, CNBC reported, “…a massive attack … exposed the data of about 4 million current and former federal employees.”

In an effort to protect confidential data of customers and employees from these attacks, companies are looking for candidates with experience in IT securities to improve security.  According to a recent study by Leviathan, there are currently over one million available security jobs worldwide, 25,000 of which are in the United States’ federal civil service alone. This trend is set to continue. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects, “the demand for information security professionals will increase by 100,000 jobs in the next seven years.”

So how can you capitalize on this growing sector and further your career within IT securities?

Employers are prioritizing these skills and experience when hiring:

In addition, some hiring managers are asking for certifications. The most common we’re seeing include:

Cyber-security is a growing sector where you could carve out a successful career if you can demonstrate you have the required skillset.

Are you showcasing these in-demand skills when applying for jobs? To find out how you can present your skills in the best light for you for a role in cyber security, contact your recruiting expert.

To learn more, register for our webinar on Thursday, September 23.

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