Cyber Security 101 for Human Resource Professionals

--The headlines read that we are experiencing a shortage of cybersecurity professionals even as new data security and privacy laws go into effect in many states. Thousands of cybersecurity jobs go unfilled each year and Human Resource professionals are trying to attract qualified individuals. According to a predictive report by CyberSecurity Ventures, an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfulfilled by 2021.

Human Resource professionals are being asked to fill positions with titles and descriptions that can be highly technical and yet they sound a bit farfetched. Our in-house teams are asking for threat hunters, penetration tests, analysts, and incident responders. What kind of jobs are these and how do you as HR professionals speak to qualified applicants?

In this presentation, we will define the common job roles on cybersecurity teams and explain what these applicants are being asked to accomplish. We will explain cybersecurity terminology in a way that will help you find and interact with key personnel that make up a cybersecurity team.

In this webcast, learn:
-Understand common cyber security terms and common cybersecurity job titles.
-Explain of cybersecurity positions such as penetration tester, malware analyst, threat hunter.
-Explain certifications and the role they play in evaluating talent.
-Discuss the purpose of red teams, blue teams, and purple teams.
-Understand what a hacker is and what a hacker is not.

Kelli Tarala
Kelli K. Tarala is a Principal and Founder of Enclave Security, an IANS Faculty member, and Principal and Founder of Auditscripts.com. With 25 years of experience in information technology, Kelli brings a wealth of knowledge to the three SANS courses she co-authors: SEC566: Implementing and Auditing CIS Critical Controls, SEC440: CIS Critical Controls: A Practical Introduction, and MGT415: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management.
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