10 critical security skills every IT team needs

Focus on hiring talent with the following security skills and your team will be equipped to prevent, protect and mitigate the damage of cybersecurity attacks — and speed recovery efforts.

… Automation can identify and shutdown threats and attacks before they overwhelm a company, after which IT personnel can step in and perform the more intricate, context-sensitive security tasks, says Brad Antoniewicz, adjunct professor and hacker-in-residence at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. “These security professionals need to problem solve and troubleshoot; take in a lot of information and make a determination about where the investigation needs to go based on what the tools tell them and their own insight. And, unfortunately, that isn’t a skill set you can easily pick up — it’s about having a lot of experience over time,” Antoniewicz says.

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