InfoSec Europe 2012: A look at IT security skills in the current climate

At InfoSec Europe 2012, which took place recently at Earl’s Court, security industry experts gave their view on IT skills in the security sector.

IT skills specialists discuss why they think security experts are being asked to do more duties this year, then last year and why Individuals seem to be moving around more picking up both tactical operations skills and risk management skills. As current IT staff try to broaden their skillset, students entering the arena are also opting for broader courses.  

With a shortage of IT skills, and tight budgets, should businesses be asking their IT security staff to have skills in contrasting areas of both tactical operations and risk management?

In this video you will find:

1st  – Roger Gate, Global Business Services, IBM

2nd - Andrew Martin, University Lecturer, Oxford University Department of Computer Science

3rd - Andy Smith, information security specialist and chartered fellow of the BCS

4th - Neil Hare-Brown, chief executive officer of QCC Information Security Ltd and Amanda Finch, general manager at The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)

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