(ISC)2 Publishes Free ‘Hiring Guide…’

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<strong>Palm Harbor, Fla. &mdash; Jan. 16</strong><br />(ISC)2, the nonprofit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, announced the publication of its &ldquo;Hiring Guide to the Information Security Profession.&rdquo; This 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.<br /><br />Written by (ISC)2, with input from leading HR, recruiting professionals and subject-matter experts, the 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;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 &mdash; all while complying with legal and regulatory requirements,&rdquo; said Eddie Zeitler, CISSP, executive director for (ISC)². &ldquo;Hiring first-rate information security staff is critical to mitigating risks that can destroy a company&rsquo;s reputation, violate privacy, result in the theft or destruction of intellectual property and even endanger lives.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;As the field of information security evolves, companies are searching for a new breed of information security professional who possesses business and technical acumen,” said Joyce Brocaglia, founder and CEO of Alta Associates, an executive recruitment firm specializing in information security, IT audit, IT risk management and privacy. &ldquo;By understanding this evolution, HR professionals can add value to their organization by attracting and hiring the best possible candidates. The guide offers suggestions on how to do just that through the recruitment and retention of the best in the industry.&rdquo;<br /><br />The guide is available in hard copy or in electronic format downloadable from the (ISC)2 Hiring Resource Center at www.isc2.org/HRCenter. <br />

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