7 Top Skills for Security Pros

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Internet of Things (IoT) Device Security Architecture

The IoT is in desperate need of better built-in security, making it a focus in the security industry today, and this is why Nathan Wenzler, principal security architect at AsTech Consulting, thinks there is a need for security professionals with skills around understanding the various IoT operating systems, platforms and related applications. Those who understand how they are secured will be in high demand as more and more organizations utilize these kinds of devices.

Just as the security landscape is ever changing, so are the skills that security professionals need to keep up. In a study conducted by Sungard Availability Services, IT decision makers revealed the security skills that are lacking in many organizations, including:

• Experience developing security infrastructure and setting up security policy management, monitoring and alerting systems
• Ability to identify incoming security threats
• Background in security systems including the network layer, system layer and application layer
• Familiarity with implementing security controls around enterprise data and experience with enterprise security, identity management and federation systems

Sungard AS’ Global CSO Shawn Burke added, "While it depends on the organization the security resource will work for, people with application/software development skills are in high demand throughout the industry."

Here are seven other security skills needed in IT departments, some of which may surprise you.

 
 
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