The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study (formerly the Global Information Security Workforce Study) is conducted annually to assess the cybersecurity workforce gap, better understand the barriers facing the cybersecurity profession, and uncover solutions that position these talented individuals to excel in their profession, better secure their organizations’ critical assets and achieve their career goals.
The Skills Shortage
How large is the cybersecurity workforce gap today? According to (ISC)² research, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is close to 3 million globally. Asia-Pacific is facing the largest talent shortfall with a gap of 2.15 million
How does all of this affect survey respondents? The cybersecurity workforce gap is now their #1 job concern, outranking historically topmost responses, including lack of adequate budget, lack of time and lack of work-life balance.
Despite these headwinds, cybersecurity pros report strong job satisfaction, expect budgets to increase and are focused on sharpening their skills.