“To succeed, you need to be willing to never stop learning and enjoy working under pressure,” said Steve Grobman is the Chief Technology Officer of Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation.
Information security spending reached $71 billion last year and is expected to increase dramatically to $86 billion by the end of 2016. As a result, employment across the industry is skyrocketing for people with a variety of technical and non-technical skills.
In the San Francisco internet security industry, a bachelor’s degree or higher in the field is highly desirable and oftentimes mandatory, but occasionally, tech professionals go a different direction in college before discovering their niche.
Bret Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO of San Francisco start-up Quip, was formerly CTO of Facebook and co-creator of Google Maps and Google Maps API.
Ramon Chen, VP of Marketing at Reltio says, “There has never been a better time for all things data.”
Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream and one of the world’s most influential African American women in technology.
Chris Raethke is the CTO and co-founder of Bugcrowd, a San Francisco tech company who uses crowdsourcing for cybersecurity.
“The good news for job seekers is that the security field faces negative unemployment – companies can’t find enough people with the critical skills; and this shortage is not going away any time soon,” says Mike Lloyd.
While demand for tech jobs in San Jose remain high, Silicon Valley has helped spur the economy by creating new jobs and businesses in other industries.
Teri Hockett, founder and CEO of What’s For Work, an East Bay career management business for women, took a few moments to share her thoughts on career management and the job market.