The study reveals that the cybersecurity profession experienced substantial growth in its global ranks, increasing to 3.5 million individuals currently working in the field, an addition of 700,000 professionals or 25% more than last year’s workforce estimate. The research also indicates a corresponding decrease in the global workforce shortage, now down to 3.12 million from the 4.07 million shortage reported last year.
In addition to outlining the workforce numbers themselves, the study goes into detail about how the survey and the gap calculation model were designed. It also proposes several steps that organizations should consider in order to expand their addressable talent pool when searching for highly sought-after cybersecurity talent. To download a complimentary copy of the report, please visit:https://www.isc2.org/Research/Workforce-Study.
Attend the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study Webinar For a deeper dive into the stories beyond the numbers, you can register here for an upcoming webinar titled “Digging Into the 2020 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study,” which will air on December 9, 2020 at 1:00pm EST. This roundtable session brings together four (ISC)² panelists involved in creating this research to discuss some of the highlighted findings and trends in more detail. The session will also be included as part of the (ISC)² 2020 Security Congress agenda, taking place next week from November 16-18. Registration is still open at: https://securitycongress.brighttalk.live/passes