Hiring kit: Cryptographer
A cryptographer uses their expertise in mathematics and computer science to develop algorithms, ciphers and other encryption systems to protect sensitive data. It can be a difficult position to fill. This hiring kit from TechRepublic Premium provides a workable framework you can use to find the best cryptographer candidate for your business. It includes a detailed job description, suggested interview questions and a sample want ad.
From the hiring kit:
In the modern digital era, where businesses experience constant and persistent attacks on their information technology infrastructure from malicious and criminal third parties, data security must be a vital part of any enterprise security strategy. The attachment of substantial financial consequences for security breaches and data loss by regulatory agencies only increases that urgency. Businesses are expected to take every security step possible to ensure the integrity of any and all collected, stored and processed data.
In many instances, one of those expected security steps will include the hiring of a cryptographer. In general terms, a cryptographer uses their expertise in mathematics and computer science to develop algorithms, ciphers and other systems to encrypt and thus protect sensitive data. The cryptographer skill set combines aspects of computer science, applied mathematics, engineering and application development. Finding individuals with the prerequisite skills can greatly complicate the recruitment and hiring process for many businesses.
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