David Weldon

David Weldon is a freelance writer in the Boston area who specializes in topics related to information technology, finance, education, healthcare, and workforce and workplace issues. Contact him at DWeldon646@comcast.net

The state of security hiring: Jobs, skills, and salaries

Cybersecurity salaries: What 8 top security jobs pay

Cybersecurity salaries: What 8 top security jobs pay

IT security is of major concern to all organizations, and they're willing to pay to get top talent. Are you being paid what you are worth? Take a minute to check.

4 ways COVID-19 has changed security hiring forever

4 ways COVID-19 has changed security hiring forever

One year in, the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant, and likely permanent, impacts on information security hiring. Here are the changes that experts say are here to stay.

Skills and traits of a business-savvy CISO

Skills and traits of a business-savvy CISO

CISOs looking to advance their careers or land a plum job must prove they are really on top of their game. Here's what recruiters say sets business-savvy CISOs apart.

Hottest new cybersecurity products at RSA Conference 2020

Hottest new cybersecurity products at RSA Conference 2020

The annual RSA Conference is a key venue for companies to showcase their new cybersecurity products. Here are some of the more interesting tools to check out.

Top 5 states for cybersecurity jobs

Top 5 states for cybersecurity jobs

These states boast high average salaries and plenty of job opportunities, but that's not all that sets them apart.

Third party risk management: A getting started guide

Third party risk management: A getting started guide

Your vendor partners may be your organization's weakest link. Without a strong third party risk management program in place, how would you know?

The 20 highest-paying markets for cyber security engineers

The 20 highest-paying markets for cyber security engineers

IT security professionals are in high demand in most job markets, but some metropolitan areas are better than others when it comes to offering a top pay check. Randstat recently released its annual IT salary study, which looked at the...

These 10 people may be your greatest inside security risks

These 10 people may be your greatest inside security risks

Last year was the worst on record for information security incidents, and the majority of those were due to inside sources, many studies agree. Prime suspects are employees and contractors with privileged user access.

What IT security pros are earning in 2017

What IT security pros are earning in 2017

Last year was a record one for cyberattacks, and that is keeping the demand for IT security pros at an all-time high. So what should these in-demand pros be earning? Four recent salary studies offer insights on what you can expect to...

CSOs set to make the big bucks in 2017

CSOs set to make the big bucks in 2017

Last year was a record one for cyberattacks, and that is keeping the demand for IT security pros at an all-time high. So what should these in-demand pros be earning? Four recent salary studies offer insights on what you can expect to...

The 15 best job markets for IT security specialists

The 15 best job markets for IT security specialists

Here is a look at the top 15 job markets for information security professionals, according to the recent study, “Where Are the Highest Paying Tech Jobs in the US” from Indeed.com.

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