Every Solution You Can Imagine – and More
What cybersecurity solution do you need? From Zero Trust to ADR, IAM, risk/privacy, data protection, AppSec and threat, securing digital transformation, to resiliency and remediation, we can build the right program to help solve your challenges.
A Single Partner for Everything You Need
Optiv works with more than 450 world-class security technology partners. By putting you at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can.
We Are Optiv
Greatness is every team working toward a common goal. Winning in spite of cyber threats and overcoming challenges in spite of them. It’s building for a future that only you can create or simply coming home in time for dinner.
However you define greatness, Optiv is in your corner. We manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential.
What We Look for When Staffing Cyber Security Positions
It’s a well-known fact that there is a talent gap in the security industry. There are simply not enough qualified people to staff the positions in our rapidly growing industry, and every client, partner and solution provider feels this pain.
However, it’s important for our clients and for the industry itself to remain focused on hiring quality professionals with the desire and capacity to grow. As an industry leader running a people-based organization, we believe it takes special individuals to thrive in security—and finding these people is the key to any modern organization’s success.
In this blog post, I will explore what it takes to be hired in cyber security, what I personally look for when hiring and what we believe teams of the future will look like.
What Candidates Need to Know
While there are specific concepts with which the candidate must be familiar depending on the security discipline or domain being pursued, I typically look for the following common characteristics:
Skills We Look For When Hiring
When we recruit, we look first and foremost for those people who want to be a part of a team and part of something bigger than themselves. We look to separate the folks who are focused on finding a place of employment with a collaborative and supportive culture from the mercenaries in the market who are only focused on a compensation increase or job title improvement as they move from company to company. Collaboration and chemistry are key things within highly functioning teams that can’t be taught, so those factors become just as important as technical or industry skills.
Once we’ve done that, we focus on the following:
What Does the Future Look Like?
The core capabilities we are looking for in candidates won’t change in the future, but how we staff teams certainly may. We’re already seeing some trends that will continue to gain steam in the coming years.
If you’re ready to join our team of cyber security super heroes, you can check out Optiv’s current openings here.
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