Why Read This
This report outlines the skills and staffing strategy for Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) professionals looking to build a high-performance security program and organization. We designed this report to help S&R pros identify, recruit, and retain the optimal mix of talent. In a time when budgetary cutbacks are routine and staff layoffs commonplace, it's interesting that the S&R profession continues to show strength. Recruitment specialists report increasing difficulty sourcing candidates, and employment rates within the security sector refuse to lower in line with wider trends. If security leaders hope to keep abreast of the evolving threat landscape, it's essential that they find creative ways to source the staff they require and develop the skills and processes to eliminate candidates who are not a good match. The buoyancy of the industry means that candidates can also be more demanding, and CISOs need to build tailored career opportunities and appealing compensation packages to tempt the top talent. To help S&R pros build an effective information security team, Forrester describes the key challenges and strategies to overcome them.