Due to so many organizations moving towards rapid digital transformation and automation, digital security is more critical than ever before. Since everything is being stored online, securing digital assets has become of utmost importance. Organizations redirect their focus to recruiting cybersecurity professionals and it security teams to make sure their digital infrastructure is secure from cyber threats.
Most organizations, especially the government, have increased their cybersecurity budgets due to the increase in cybersecurity risks over the past few years. This means that the opportunity for skilled professionals and it security roles is increasing. Organizations are looking to the future of automation, adoption of machine learning tech, and supporting AI to combat cyberattacks. At this time, there are more than 460,000 cybersecurity jobs open and a meager workforce ratio.
Of course, before you start hiring, you need to build a cybersecurity team mission statement. A strong mission statement to help draw in candidates will include most or all of the following:
“Connecting Cyber, Defense, and Intelligence IT Talent” - Advantis Government Solutions
“... identify and address the grand challenges in cybersecurity and privacy.” - Georgia Institute for Information Tech Security & Privacy
“The mission of the Office is to establish and provide: assistance and guidance on the use of technology-supported business process reengineering; investment analysis; performance measurement; strategic development and application of information systems and infrastructure; policies to provide improved management of information resources and technology; and better, more efficient service to our clients and employees.” - HHS.gov
The CISO is a senior-level exec responsible for meshing the business goals with the cybersecurity plans of the company. Most organizations have CISO on their management team to oversee several aspects of the IT and security operations of the company. They stay on top of what is happening in the industry and provide real-time analysis of threats that may arise.
An ethical hacker, also known as a pentester or penetration tester, performs in-depth testing across the company's network systems and web applications to test for vulnerabilities or loopholes before the cybercriminals do. Consider adding an ethical hacker to your IT security team.
These professionals need to understand the motives and psyche of cybercriminals to discover these vulnerabilities.
A security architect designs IT security structures and develops architecture patterns and new security approaches for a company. They also educate staff on security policy within the company and help to prevent cyber risks. This is a great IT security role to have on your team.
Network Security Engineers front the digital and physical assets of an organization and protect them from cyber threats. They oversee the networks, IT infrastructure, and operational data systems. They are responsible for maintaining network monitoring tools, VPNs, routers, and more.
This professional is a cybersecurity detective. They show up at the scene of the crime to investigate the severity. They study cyberattacks, collect evidence, and supervise/train the team to follow suit. They retrieve data that has been lost, stolen, deleted, or manipulated. They work with law enforcement to investigate cybercriminals.
Cybersecurity is a growing field because so many companies are leaning more toward automation and digital transformation. There are many opportunities and not many professionals to take those opportunities.
Advantis Government Solutions can help you find qualified and cleared talent to fill your IT security team.