More than 70 percent of information security professionals have seen their budgets decline in the past six months, according to a survey by (ISC)2, a security industry organization. About half of the 1,500 professionals surveyed also said their departments had had at least one layoff during that period. Of respondents who said they had hiring responsibilities, about 44 percent expect to hire additional security staff in the coming year. The most sought-after skills include information risk management, operations security, certification and accreditation, security management practices, and security architecture and modeling.
@ Read more of the survey at "Beyond Print."