16 Nov

How to Find and Hire a Qualified IT Security Specialist to Protect Your Business

Posted by Simon Delisle

How_to_Find_and_Hire_a_Qualified_IT_Security_Specialist_to_Protect_Your_BusinessThe right employees who are trained, knowledgeable, and fit well into the cohesion of your company can be hard to find. There are so many factors that go into finding the right person to do an important job, and the task of recruiting someone new can seem daunting in such an expansive job market.

When it comes to the security of your business however, finding top IT talent on your team is worth the search, because you can’t afford to make a bad hire. Hiring a qualified IT security specialist is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your business is safeguarded against cyber theft and data breaches, and protect the integrity of your entire company. Here are some strategies for how you can find these IT security specialists, and recruit them for your business.

Keep Up to Date on Tech Trends

The nature of the tech business means that trends are constantly changing and evolving, even on a month-to-month basis. If you haven’t hired an IT specialist in a while, it might be a good idea to research the newest software being used in IT security. If you’re familiar with the lingo and newest tech developments, it will be easier for you to be able to tell what your potential new hire’s skills are. Reading security tech blogs that update regularly, subscribing to technical magazines, and keeping up to date on social media are just a few ways you can ensure that you are asking the right questions and implementing the right strategies to hire someone skilled and knowledgeable.

Stay Informed on Hot Certifications

Making sure that your candidate is properly qualified for the job is one of the most important steps in the hiring process. However, unless you’re an expert in the IT security field, it can be hard to know what to look for in terms of credentials when starting to look for your new employee. An ideal certification for your potential hire ensures that your candidate has proven deep technical and managerial competence, design credibility, and overall knowledge of security programs to protect your business from growing technical attacks. 

Looking for candidates with certifications like CISSP, SSCP, ISSEP, ISSAP, ISSMP, CISA, CISM, CCSP, GESC, and CISO will narrow down your choice to who is most qualified to become the newest member of your team.

Engage a Recruitment Firm

If you’ve already started on the hunt for a qualified IT security specialist, you might know that there is currently an IT skills shortage. With computers taking the workplace by storm in recent years, every company needs a skilled Information Technology expert to keep their business’s digital networks running smoothly and efficiently. This means that many of the best IT professionals have already been snatched up by other businesses, making navigating the job market a tough and daunting task.

However, an IT recruitment firm can help steer you through the difficult hiring process, and provide you with advice for who the best candidate is to suit your company’s needs. Not only do recruitment firms know the best ways to go about recruiting elusive IT security talent, oftentimes the best candidates seek the services of an IT recruitment agency, too. Top candidates know how important it is to find a company that is best suited for their skill set, and working with an agency will make the job of finding these companies easier and more efficient. Pairing up with the right recruitment firm will help both you and your future IT security hire find each other without all the stress and uncertainty that often comes with the staffing process.

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Topics: hiring

Simon Delisle

Simon is a branch manager at Inteqna. With over 15 years of experience in the business-to-business sphere and 10 years of experience in IT recruitment, no recruiting assignment is impossible for this master multi-tasker. Simon keeps up to date on the most popular social media channels and recruiting tools in pursuit of satisfying each and every customer. Simon sees himself as a dreamer like John Lennon, which is why he’s a fan of all new tech-like applications, such as big data, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and virtual reality.

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