Alyssa Miller, a security advocate at Snyk and a longtime hacker and researcher, wants to help employers better craft help wanted ads for cyber talent. (Alyssa Miller)

Spot the problem: A job description posts that requires five years experience on software brought to market last year. Or it calls for expertise on every system developed since the Apollo program.

Dozens of help wanted ads are shared and ridiculed among experienced pros looking for new gigs and novices looking to start careers in an industry notorious for a workforce gap. Alyssa Miller, a security advocate at Snyk and a longtime hacker and researcher, wants to save employers the embarrassment. She's researching the phenomenon and what to do about it, even soliciting ads that "suck" for study here.

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you'll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.