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 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study
Cybersecurity Professionals Stand Up to a Pandemic

The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study is conducted annually to assess the size of the current cybersecurity workforce as well as the existing talent shortage. It aims to better understand the barriers facing the cybersecurity profession and uncover strategies that organizations can use to recruit, build and strengthen their cybersecurity teams. It provides insights on these talented individuals who are excelling in this field, securing their organizations’ critical assets and advancing in their careers. This year’s study is unique in that it also investigates the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how cybersecurity professionals responded to the need for a massive remote work transition of their organizations’ staffs.

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