SecOps is a movement created to facilitate collaboration between IT security and operations teams. The idea is to integrate the technology and processes that the software professionals use to keep systems and data secure. This is done in an effort to reduce risk and improve business agility. SecOps has become a buzzword in the IT right now.
According to IT leaders and experts, security is becoming the top priority for businesses. The professionals that can work on network security and performance have become more important than ever. SecOps are becoming what system admins used to be earlier. The professionals take care of everything related to computers. Right from network glitches to setting up the entire on-premise network.
Sunil C, Head, specialised staffing, Teamlease Services said, “It is just a reflection of the transition when the infrastructure is moving to cloud. With the risk of cyberattacks increasing, not just IT firms, even other sectors are looking for SecOps engineers.”
An ideal candidate is the one with a background in network infrastructure and computer science degree. The candidates will need both cybersecurity certifications such as chief information security officer (CISO). They should have certification or extensive experience in cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
Social engineering is another important skill that is required in these professionals. The social engineering covers recent incidents like Twitter attack where users were tricked into sharing confidential information.