Revealing New Opportunities for the Cybersecurity Workforce

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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 Boards

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.

Women in Cybersecurity

Amid the challenge of attracting more women into the cybersecurity workforce, we took a deeper look at the data and discovered a number of positive trends, including women’s pathways into the profession, the roles they play within cybersecurity teams and the career path similarities with men.

Cyber Workforce Study 2023

A record 14,865 cybersecurity professionals share their unique perspectives on the state of the workforce. Learn about in-demand skills, evolving career pathways, the impact of AI and more.

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