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Cybersecurity Workforce Study, 2018

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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

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Organizations at Risk

63% of respondents report that their organizations have a shortage of dedicated cybersecurity staff.

59% say their organization is at extreme or moderate risk due to cybersecurity staff shortage.

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Getting the Job Done

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.

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These findings and many more are available in the full report.

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