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ISACA State of Cyber Security 2017


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A look at the state of the cyber security workforce.

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ISACA State of Cyber Security 2017

  1. 1. State of Cyber Security 2017 Workforce Trends and Challenges ISACA’s third annual State of Cyber Security study finds that the field remains dynamic and turbulent during its formative years. One of the core challenges remains the persistent cyber security skills gap, and the difficulty of finding qualified candidates to fill cyber security positions. Security leaders share their workforce observations and challenges in the findings below. Get more workforce-related data and implications at Skills and Certifications in Demand Hiring Challenges Persist organizations get FEWER THAN 5 APPLICANTS for an open cyber security position. indicate that open positions take at least THREE MONTHS TO FILL. report that the time to fill cyber security and information security positions is SIX MONTHS OR MORE. 55% IN THE US: EUROPE 30% ASIA 22% HIRING STATUS US 27% Many are UNABLE TO FILL open cyber security positions in their enterprises: 1 IN 5 55% SAY PRACTICAL HANDS- ON EXPERIENCE is the most important qualification for a cyber security candidate. 59% DON’T KNOW 14% CAN FILL OPENINGS SOURCE: ISACA’s State of Cyber Security 2017: Current Trends in Workforce Development © 2017 ISACA. All rights reserved. MORE THAN 32% OF ENTERPRISES GET 20 OR MORE APPLICANTS.13% ONLY 70% of hiring enterprises require a SECURITY CERTIFICATION for open cyber security positions. CLOSE TO 1 2 3 SAY FEWER THAN 1 IN 4 candidates are qualified 37%