7 Non-Technical Skills Threat Analysts Should …

It’s not just technical expertise and certifications that enable analysts to build long-term careers in cybersecurity.

The unrelenting pace of cyberattacks has created a huge demand for threat analysts. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for these professionals is expected to exceed 32% over the next 10 years. And while the threat analyst position is often the entry-level title among cybersecurity professionals, it is not an entry level job. Analysts need strong IT skills, with a broad understanding of network architecture. Some job postings require security clearances.

Consequently, many new cybersecurity analysts land in the position after having been shuffled over from other IT roles. There simply aren’t enough qualified applicants to poach from other companies or recruit from strong university programs.

But the threat analyst role requires a new set of attitudes, some of which might surprise IT professionals accustomed to a different benchmark for

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Online Learning Is Booming. That Will Help Boost Pluralsight Stock, Analysts Say.

Some analysts think the skill-learning boom eventually will boost


(PS), which offers more than 7,000 courses, for a wide range of technology skills that include cloud computing, security, data analysis, and software development.

Farmington, Utah-based Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company that dispatched instructors to offices and conferences. The company has digitized its products, with a focus on corporate IT skill development, not only with online courses but also programs that gauge and analyze the performance of tech workers.

Today, Pluralsight caters to nearly 18,000 corporate clients worldwide, including around 70% of Fortune 500 companies, according to its investor presentation.

Pluralsight made its IPO debut in May 2018. After reaching an all-time high above $37 later that year, the stock declined and remained at about $20 prior to the pandemic. The stock has gained about 20% this year, hitting a 12-month high close of $22.36

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What engineers, data scientists, business analysts make at LinkedIn

Landing a job at LinkedIn can mean earning a six-figure salary.

LinkedIn is the largest online professional network, and the company has more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Much like other tech companies, LinkedIn pays its employees well. However, the company cut 960 jobs because of the reduced demand for recruitment products during the pandemic, Business Insider previously reported.

Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s 2019 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to find out how much LinkedIn paid employees for jobs, from entry-level titles to executive roles. The salary data is based on jobs in the US.

LinkedIn applied for 779 visas in 2019, specifically for roles related to software engineering, data science, product management, business analysis, and more. The salary ranges reflected below come from multiple records for the same job. Performance bonuses, signing bonuses, and compensation other than base salaries are not

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