Revealing New Opportunities for the Cybersecurity Workforce

The cybersecurity profession faces many challenges but even more opportunities. The ISC2 research team is dedicated to better understanding the barriers facing the cybersecurity workforce, but we are also focused on uncovering solutions that position these talented individuals to excel in their profession, better defend their organizations’ data and surpass their career goals.

Our research explores a broad array of topics, including:

  • Quantifying the cybersecurity workforce gap
  • Better understanding the representation of women and minorities within the field
  • Salary benchmarking
  • Uncovering effective hiring, retention and team-building practices
  • Exploring management and leadership issues facing CISOs and Boarda

Through better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing cybersecurity professionals, we are closer to achieving our vision of a safe and secure cyber world.

Cyber Workforce Study 2022

A record 11,779 cybersecurity professionals share their unique perspectives on the state of the workforce.

Cybersecurity Workforce Study

Our annual in-depth study into the workforce explores hiring, team culture, job satisfaction, career pathways, professional development and the future of cybersecurity work.
Cybersecurity Workforce Study 2021
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Cybersecurity Workforce Study 2020
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Cybersecurity Workforce Study 2019
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Cybersecurity Hiring Practices

We reveal how hiring practices must evolve to overcome the cybersecurity workforce gap.
Cybersecurity Hiring Managers Guide
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Cybersecurity Hiring Managers Guide (APAC)
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Career Pursuers Study
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Global Trends

Exploring the issues, trends, technologies and emerging practices that matter most.
Cyber Policy, Legislation and Regulation
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Women in Cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity Perception Study
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