2017 Study Results

The findings from this massive study will be released throughout 2017 in a series of dedicated reports.

The Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS), is conducted every two years by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center) and (ISC)². The latest worldwide study was conducted from June 22 through September 11, 2016. This online survey gauged the opinions of 19,641 information security professionals from 170 countries regarding trends and issues affecting their profession and careers. It was designed to capture expansive viewpoints and produce statistically significant findings. The Center has conducted similar surveys since 2004 and has made results available to private, governmental and non-profit organizations as a means for these organization to plan, assess and implement workforce policies. Studies were conducted by Frost and Sullivan.

Multicultural Cybersecurity Workforce

Presented by (ISC)² and ICMCP

For the first time, the Global Information Security Workforce Study features a deeper dive into the diverse composition of the U.S. cybersecurity workforce to encompass not only gender, age and tenure, but ethnicity and race as well.


Benchmarking  Workforce Capacity and Response to Cyber Risk

Presented by (ISC)² and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Take a world view of the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study highlighting cybersecurity professionals’ top concerns. Get a peek into the trends and insights into how hiring managers are responding and what organizations can do to attract, enable and retain the cybersecurity talent necessary to combat the risks in today’s ever evolving threat environment.


US Government Security Workforce

Presented by (ISC)²

Government security has always been in the forefront of the news, but now more than ever, the general public is looking to the government for guidance, policy, and security standards.  Get the perspective of those who work behind the scenes to implement our national security strategy.



Women in Cybersecurity

Presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Delaware/USA. Sponsored by Alta Associates, Veracode, IBM, and (ISC)²

Co-authored with the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, Inc., this report will take a new and unique look into the vital role women play in cybersecurity today and in the future. As the need for security professionals grows, women continue to be an under-tapped resource.


Millennials in Security

Presented by (ISC)² and Booz Allen Hamilton.

This online, interactive infographic takes a look into the future information security workforce. What makes them tick? How do I get and retain these vital employees?


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