7 Top Skills for Security Pros

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Audio Security Skills

Are voice passwords the way of the future? Yes, said David Dewey, director of research at Pindrop, which is why there will be a need for security professionals with voice biometrics and voice authentication skills. This will include creating authentication technology to stop hackers from that attempting to synthesize or clone someone’s voice.

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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