What Security Skills Are Required in 2010?

We all know security trends are ever changing. One year organizations are  fire fighting with malware and virus attacks which forces them to deploy intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and intrusion detection systems (IDS). While the next year they focus on compliance, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. As security professionals we need to keep ourselves abreast with these changing trends to be competitive in the market.

So here is a look at the infosec skills required for the next financial year 2010. This will hopefully be a year when revenues are up and more and more security projects get approved.

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  4. RAMON says:

    I’m always looking for more information about this, thanks for the awesome post, keep them coming!

  5. JORGE says:

    I looks like you got it all figure out in this industry.

  6. Mack Hassell says:

    Thanks for this great post. I surely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked and will be reading more.

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