Alexandria, Va., December 8, 2022 – ISC2 – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced it has registered more than 110,000 ISC2 Candidates to help address the global cybersecurity workforce gap of 3.4 million professionals. The recruitment milestone comes within three months of launching ISC2 Candidates, to help individuals pursue or consider a career in cybersecurity.
ISC2 Candidates provide those pursuing or building a cybersecurity career with exclusive offerings, including discounts on ISC2 certification education courses, study materials and events. The initiative encourages Candidates to work toward earning an ISC2 certification such as the ISC2 CISSP® or ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity℠ entry-level certification.
“The early success of ISC2 Candidates underscores the strong global interest in cybersecurity careers and how programs aimed at educating the next generation of professionals can effectively help address the global workforce gap,” said Clar Rosso, CEO, ISC2. “The strong adoption of ISC2 Candidates demonstrates there is no shortage of interest in joining the profession; the challenge is creating new entry points that remove barriers and embrace the diverse skillsets, experiences and aptitudes necessary for a successful career. ISC2 is preparing these individuals by providing a new cybersecurity career pathway through ISC2 Candidates.”
The 2022 ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study reveals there is no single pathway into cybersecurity. The data shows a shift in how people are entering the field, with nearly half of respondents under the age of 30 moving into cybersecurity from a career outside IT. The change highlights the importance of ISC2 Candidates, as it provides a way for individuals to enter the field through non-traditional methods.
Free Certification Exams and Training for 1 Million
ISC2 also has launched One Million Certified in Cybersecurity. This initiative pledges to provide free, entry-level cybersecurity certification exams and self-paced educational program courses to one million new professionals starting a career in cybersecurity. More than 98,350 people have enrolled for a free Certified in Cybersecurity course and exam in the last three months.
To learn more, visit www.isc2.org/candidate.
ISC2 is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, ISC2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. Our association of candidates, associates, and members, nearly 280,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software, and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation –The Center for Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on ISC2, visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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