2018 State of Cyber Workforce

Let's start with this eye-opener: The cybersecurity profession is facing a shortfall of 3 million workers worldwide.

The gap in available, skilled talent compared with the demand for cybersecurity skills on the job market continues to widen, according to new cybersecurity workforce numbers put out by (ISC)² out last week.

The study shows a need to fill upward of 3 million cybersecurity positions worldwide – now the No. 1 concern facing security managers today. The release of this report offers a good opening for Dark Reading to revisit the latest statistics from not only (ISC)², but a number of other industry authorities with recent reports on the state of cybersecurity hiring, salaries, training, and more. They come complete with some of the most eye-opening data visualizations to provide an illuminating snapshot on the state of the cyber workforce from a number of different dimensions.

About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.

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