JOBS MARKET What do you think needs What annoys you?
Skills in demand
Me and my job more attention?
Greater education and aware-
Seeing people make basic
mistakes. I understand peo- Corporations are seeking
ness of cybersecurity issues. ple can be victims of sophis- information security engineers
As a society, we are very good ticated hacking attacks. I’m as a “mission critical hire.” Top
at developing increasingly less sympathetic when I hear skills to bring to the table are
sophisticated technology to that criminals are walking out a strong knowledge of vulner-
deal with these problems. of hospitals with desktops ability and penetration testing.
However, we are not so good containing health records.
at ensuring everyone knows What it takes
about and practices basic Of what are you most The best way to show this is
security precautions. I am proud? through a thorough under-
shocked by how often I still Disseminating vital informa- standing of advanced hacker
hear about people falling for tion to those without the time techniques. A simple Google
Tony Dyhouse phishing email requests to or resources to ﬁnd it them- search of “hacker techniques”
director, cybersecurity program, Digital
Systems Knowledge Transfer Network supply their passwords. selves is always rewarding can get you started down the
– whether that be informing path with very little effort. In
How do you describe your What security threats are the man on the street about addition, organizations like the
job to average people? overblown? minimizing security risks or SANS Institute offer classes
I run a team which brings I don’t think any are over- letting a promising technol- called “cutting edge hacker
together business, govern- blown – they’re all real. It’s ogy start-up know about a techniques.”
ment and academia to ﬁnd just many people have dif- funding opportunity.
collaborative ways to deal ﬁculty in understanding why C