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War For Top Talent in Privacy and Data Security Officers

Posted by Jeff Pelliccio on Jan 2, 2014 8:23:00 AM

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This month ICS compliance recruiter John Liberatore was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA for an article in Privacy and Security Law Report®.

The employment outlook for privacy and data security professionals has never been stronger, John Liberatore, account manager for staffing and payroll services company Infinity Consulting Solutions Inc., in New York, told Bloomberg BNA. “Privacy has gained extensive visibility over the past five years,” resulting in companies creating “new privacy and data security positions, rather than exclusively lean on outside counsel and consulting firms,” he said. “We are experiencing a war on talent for top privacy and data security officers that have the ability to foresee the upcoming U.S., European Union, Asian and South African” laws and rules, Liberatore said. The companies are looking for professionals that ‘‘partner with the business, rather than handcuff them with strict guidelines,” he said.

“In 2014, as information security and big data continue to evolve, the top candidates that will be in demand will be battle-tested attorneys with regulatory or technology backgrounds,’’ he said. “We are experiencing a war on talent for top privacy and data security officers.”
“These candidates can expect to exceed the industry compensation average when moving from one position to another and see an increase in the range of 20 percent for some professionals,” Liberatore said. Technology and consumer-related businesses, such as health care, will be “leading the fight for talent.”

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