Skills in demand

What it takes

There are certain “must haves,” such as experience in network monitoring, testing and handling using host- and network-based intrusion detection systems. Certifications, such as Microsoft's MCSE or a CCNA, CCDA or CCIE, are in high demand.

The compensation range for penetration testers is quite wide, anywhere from $50k to $95k based on the years of experience, geography and whether the position is in the public or private sector.
Source: Michael Potters, CEO, Glenmont Group,

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