How to keep your highly skilled and paid security team happy and engaged

The demand for skilled information technology (IT) personnel (including cyber security professionals) is at an all-time high, particularly after the publicized breaches of global companies that have resulted in the exposure of millions of sensitive files. A recent study by BeecherMadden, a leading global recruitment firm observed a noticeable rise in vacancies in the IT security-related positions, with ultimately about half of these remaining vacant. 

Traditional industries that never really considered cyber security a key business need find themselves actively recruiting security personnel amid tough competition. In addition to the government workspace struggling to recruit top cyber security talent due to salary limitations, the healthcare sector is finding it equally difficult to supply their security needs. With cyber security professionals willing to command a 9 percent pay premium over other IT workers, organizations are challenged to weigh their needs accordingly.