Skills in demand


Demand is up for security engineers. Typically, this role is responsible for the testing and assessment of infrastructure and applications. 

What it takes

Proficiency in penetration testing, secure code review, vulnerability assessments and remediation is needed, as is subject matter expertise in areas of authentication, authorization, cryptography and network and application security. It is helpful to understand the UNIX and Windows OS, networking, the TCP/IP protocol and firewalls.


Enterprise programming and scripting languages are a plus. Salaries range from $75k-$90k for juniors to $100k-plus for seniors.

Joyce Brocaglia

In 1986, Joyce Brocaglia created Alta Associates, one of the top 50 executive search firms in the country. In 2002, Joyce founded The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), a ground-breaking membership organization serving thousands of emerging leaders, as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field. In 2022, Alta and the EWF were acquired by the Diversified Search Group, the largest women-led, women-founded executive search firm.

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