Over the years I’ve hired or helped hire hundreds of computer security folks.

Although job interviews tend to last an hour, I can usually tell in a few minutes if I’m talking to the right person for the job.
If I think I have the right person, I will lead them into saying the right things to win the job.
If I don’t think so, I usually cut the interview short.[ An InfoWorld exclusive: Go inside a security operations center. | 10 security mistakes that will get you fired. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security newsletter. ]

What makes or breaks it for them isn’t on their resume — experience and skills are table stakes.
It’s the trust that I can throw nearly anything at them and they will get the job done.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here