Today, there is a global shortage of some 3 million cybersecurity professionals, with IT-Sicherheit Online even reporting that this lack of professionals in the information security sector is one of the top four trends that companies should prepare for. This makes both CISO and ISO an in-demand job profile with great opportunities on the market.
And it’s no surprise, as the information security job profile brings together a unique set of skills that are rare in today’s jobs market, taken even on their own: in addition to a high degree of IT literacy, applicants also need in-depth knowledge of the standards and laws relevant to the field. Moreover, the job is also one that frequently demands an aptitude for communication and negotiation. After all, information security processes can only work when all the company divisions involved cooperate – getting them to do so is just one more task where the cybersecurity professional has to shine.
In this article
- What do the terms CISO and ISO mean?
- Are there differences between a CISO and ISO?
- What are the tasks of a CISO or ISO?
- What qualifications does a CISO or ISO need to have?
- Salary and importance of information security experts
- Outsourcing the role of CISO and ISO – how external service providers can help
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