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Mobile security skills predicted to be in high demand in 2012

Filed under: Information Risk and Security — Jonathan on January 4, 2012

Businesses are forecast to be on the lookout for professionally qualified candidates for information security jobs in order to manage the huge growth in mobile device usage and the huge threat to security that is associated with these products. The demand in information security vacancies has been highlighted by various business continuity recruitment experts.

IT security jobs specialists have predicted that 2012 will see the growth of tablet, smartphone and other mobile device usage and that this will in turn stimulate the increase in cyber security jobs. Companies are particularly interested in candidates that possess the relevant skills to set up mobile application security as well as maintaining policies for mobile device security. This is according to Jeff Snyder the president of US IT security recruitment agency, SecurityRecruiter.com. He commented:

“The applications are now being written for mobile devices, and that brings up some different issues.”

Many businesses have thrown all their resources into risk and network threat for many years which Snyder claims has led to too little time being devoted to developing secure applications. Although there have been improvements in this area many experts point out that most companies lack developers with the appropriate skill set to set up Web apps that are secure and those in IT security jobs with the ability to develop robust mobile apps is even less.

As the UK market often follows the trends set in the US it is clear that those seeking IT security jobs with a flair for application security will be highly sought after and to develop their career chances further should focus on developing their mobile security prowess.

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