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Contributor I

Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

Howdy there!  I've received two or three emails with an invitation to share my insights in the "Cybersecurity Workforce Study", and the body of the email contains a brief blurb with the standalone sentence that says:

 

Take the Survey

 

...but there's only words there.  No link.

 

Anyone else receive this tease of an email?

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Eric Geater, CISSP
I've always said, "There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not."
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Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

Have not seen the email, however Kaity Eagles posted this to the Community around the end of June:

 

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We're running a survey right now that will become part of a future Cybersecurity Workforce Study. We want to hear from you!

 

If you want to take the survey, please email communications@isc2.org to request a personalized survey link. When you email us, please let us know if you're a member or not. All are eligible!

 

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If you are interested, you might want to send them a quick note.

 

As to the emails you are getting, it would be interesting to read the headers to see where they are actually coming from.

 

Best

 

d

 

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Contributor I

Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

This is the "Received" portion of the header:

 

Return-Path: <bounce@spe.sitecoremail.com>
Received: from mta1b4.spe.sitecoremail.com (mta1b4.spe.sitecoremail.com. [54.191.122.97])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id u12si20629138pgg.87.2019.07.08.13.28.07
        for <..........@gmail.com>
        (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
        Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:28:07 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of bounce@spe.sitecoremail.com designates 54.191.122.97 as permitted sender) client-ip=54.191.122.97;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       dkim=pass header.i=@isc2.org header.s=scph0318 header.b=DjZPfU7h;
       spf=pass (google.com: domain of bounce@spe.sitecoremail.com designates 54.191.122.97 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=bounce@spe.sitecoremail.com;
       dmarc=pass (p=NONE sp=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=isc2.org

 I took your suggestion and sent an email.  Thanks!

 

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Eric Geater, CISSP
I've always said, "There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not."
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Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

I would also look at the return path and some of the additional information on the header.

 

Of course headers can be faked so may never know who it actually came from.....

 

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Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

 

 


@ericgeater wrote:

 

 

Anyone else receive this tease of an email?


I too got emails last month related to a survey, although I'm not certain it's the same survey you're referring to. The fact that the emails contained no links might have surprised me in the past, but not any more... Man Wink

 

 

 

(ISC)2 survey.png

 

 

 

 

Shannon D'Cruz,
CISM, CISSP

www.linkedin.com/in/shannondcruz
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Contributor I

Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

Great!  I'm not the only one.  Validation helps!

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Eric Geater, CISSP
I've always said, "There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not."
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Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

Thanks for bringing this to our attention - we're looking into it! I'll direct message you a survey link now Smiley Happy
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Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

> ericgeater (Newcomer III) posted a new topic in Member Support on 07-08-2019

 

> Howdy there!  I've received two or three emails with an invitation to share my
> insights in the "Cybersecurity Workforce Study", and the body of the email
> contains a brief blurb with the standalone sentence that says:   Take the Survey
>   ...but there's only words there.  No link.   Anyone else receive this tease of
> an email?

 

Every year. Sometimes, as you note, multiple times.

 

The marketing and promotional email messages from ISC2 are often fairly idiosyncratically formatted. (No, I don't know why, either. You'd think that, for marketing bumbf, they'd want the stuff as accessible as possible.)

 

You can share your insights here with us. I can predict most of the questions for the "Study" since it's mostly an opinion survey. Like most, the questions are tuned to ensure the responses fit the narrative we want to present. So:

 

Q1: Do you have a job?
Q1b: If you don't, why do we care what you think, you lazy slob!

 

Q2: Do you sometimes have trouble finding the right people to fill positions?

 

Q3: No, really, it's sometimes hard, isn't it?

 

Q4: Honestly?

 

Q5: How much more money do you think you make because you have a CISSP?

 

Q6: Estimates are OK. You can round up to the nearest $100,000.


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Contributor I

Re: Cybersecurity Workforce Study email... but no link

A1 Yes, but only because bills don't pay themselves.

A2 Good god, yes.

A3 Honestly, yes.

A4 Keep the money, but at least buffer my budget

A5 By these rules, I make $100,000... but only because I round up.

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Eric Geater, CISSP
I've always said, "There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not."