(ISC)² published “Hiring Guide to the Information Security Profession”, a free reference guide for human resource (HR) professionals, hiring managers and recruiters provides tips on how to best find, recruit, hire and retain qualified information security staff.
Written by (ISC)² with input from leading HR, recruiting professionals and subject-matter experts, the Hiring Guide highlights the history and growth of the information security profession, typical job functions and career paths, and ideal candidate traits. Providing tips on crafting job descriptions, screening, interviewing, extending an offer and more, the 30-page guide concludes with a section on retention and a list of online resources.
Eddie Zeitler, executive director for (ISC)² commented:
Securing an organization in a world driven by global commerce requires security specialists who can create and implement a program, obtain support from the executive team, and create security awareness among employees – all while complying with legal and regulatory requirements. Hiring first-rate information security staff is critical to mitigating risks that can destroy a company’s reputation, violate privacy, result in the theft or destruction of intellectual property, and even endanger lives.