Security Skills: Demand Has Never Been Greater

David Foote on Information Security Trends in 2011
The information security profession is seeing a transition, as organizations focus more on filling roles related to business and information risk management.As a result, organizations that traditionally skimped on security spending now are opening their budgets and funding a new blend of internal security professionals and managed security services.

Because of this new focus, the demand for information security talent has never been greater, says David Foote of Foote Partners LLC.

In an exclusive interview, Foote discusses:

  • This new demand for security skills:
  • The evolving role of managed security services;
  • Hot specializations for 2011.

Foote has long been one of the nation's leading industry analysts tracking, analyzing and reporting on IT workforce management and compensation practices, trends and issues. His columns, articles and contributions appear regularly in dozens of publications.

As Foote Partners' CEO and Chief Research Officer since 1997, David leads a senior team of experienced former McKinsey & Company, Gartner, META Group, and Towers Perrin analysts and consultants, and former HR, IT, and business executives, in advising governments and corporations worldwide on increasing performance and managing IT's impact on their businesses and customers.

Prior to co-founding Foote Partners in 1997, David was an analyst and consultant with Gartner and META Group, co-founding and directing META's executive service for Chief Information Officers and leading the firm's IT Human Capital Management and Compensation research practices.

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