If all the recent IT hiring surveys are to be believed, chief security officers can expect a pretty sweet year in 2016. Job demand is up. Salaries are way up. And neither trend is expected to slow anytime soon.
Yes, good CSOs can pretty much write their own ticket in 2016. That is, if they can write a good resume.
Despite the growing demand for IT security leaders, IT recruiters confirm that organizations are still very fussy about whom they will bring on board or promote into this key role. A strong background in technology and IT security is a given. But so are business savvy, solid communication skills, top leadership qualities, and demonstrated value.
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