Some of the factors that influence an organization’s hiring decisions are the law of supply and demand, and the company budget that can affect contracts and employment. Organizations need to pay a premium for these security skills until the new supply of skilled professionals entering the job market can meet the demand. Then the organization can be more selective and pay less for the position, or create more positions. This all depends on the real economy. Others that concern the selection process are the candidate interviews, results of the background checks, candidate education, certifications that document the qualifications through a professional association’s assessment of skills and knowledge, work experience, and the level of proficiency the candidate demonstrates towards a standard job description that describes the position to be filled.