• ESG & ISSA Research Report Part II

    ESG & ISSA RESEARCH REPORT PART II

    Through the Eyes of Cyber Security Professionals: Annual Research Report (Part II)

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    ESG & ISSA RESEARCH REPORT PART I

    The State of Cyber Security Professional Careers: An Annual Research Report (Part I)

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  • Infographic

    INFOGRAPHIC

    54% of the cyber security professionals surveyed said that their organization had experienced at least one security event over the past year."
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    INFOGRAPHIC: Perspectives on Governments

    Cyber security professionals are fearful that a future cyber-attack could disrupt critical infrastructure services like electricity, access to health care, telecomunications, or the water supply in their countries."
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    INFOGRAPHIC

    Only 35% of cyber security professionals have a well-defined career path and plan to get to the next level."
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 46% of organizations claim to have a problematic shortage of cyber security skills."

Over the last few years the global cyber security skills shortage has become an increasingly important issue. ESG Research indicates that 46% of organizations claim to have a problematic shortage of cyber security skills in 2016. Up from 28% in 2015. Given this alarming trend it's natural to wonder:

  • How well are cyber security professionals holding up?
  • Are they able to coordinate on strategies and tactics with their business and IT peers?
  • Do they have the skills necessary for their jobs as cyber-adversaries develop new exploits?
  • Are they overwhelmed and burnt out?
 
ESG Research Report

ESG & ISSA RESEARCH REPORT PART II

Through the Eyes of Cyber Security Professionals:
An Annual Research Report (Part II)

In order to assess the experiences, careers, and opinions of cyber security professionals, ESG and the Information Systems Security Information (ISSA)© surveyed 437 cyber security professionals from organizations in a variety of sizes, industries, and geographic locations, aiming to answer questions such as:

  • Have organizations suffered security incidents? If so, which types of security incidents?
  • Do cyber security professionals believe that their employers are vulnerable to cyber-attacks?
  • Do cyber security professionals believe that critical infrastructure services in their countries are vulnerable to significant cyber-attacks?
  • Do cyber security professionals believe that their organizations have been impacted by the global cyber security skills shortage?
  • What further actions, if any, should governments be taking with regards cyber security incentives, investments, and programs?

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INFOGRAPHIC: Through the Eyes of Cyber Security Professionals

Cyber security has evolved into a dynamic field highlighted by sophisticated threats, rapidly changing IT initiatives, and a global skills shortage. This ESG/ISSA research project was initiated to discover how these trends are impacting the careers, lives, and skill sets of cyber security professionals.

  • Cyber-attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • Biggest Contributors to Security Events Experienced
  • Vulnerability of Most Organizations to a Significant Cyber-attack or Data Breach
  • Impact of Cyber security Skills Shortage
  • How Cyber security Skills Shortage Has Impacted Organizations

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INFOGRAPHIC: Through the Eyes of Cyber Security Professionals

Perspectives on Governments

Cyber security has evolved into a dynamic field highlighted by sophisticated threats, rapidly changing IT initiatives, and a global skills shortage. This ESG/ISSA research project was initiated to discover how these trends are impacting the careers, lives, and skill sets of cyber security professionals.

  • Vulnerability of Respondent's Country to a Cyber-attack
  • Respondent's Sentiment on Cyber security Strategy of Their Country's Government
  • How Active Should Governement Be in Cyber Security?
  • Actions Governement Should Take If They Were to Become more Involved with Cyber Security

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ESG & ISSA RESEARCH REPORT PART I

The State of Cyber Security Professional Careers:
An Annual Research Report (Part I)

In order to assess the experiences, careers, and opinions of cyber security professionals, ESG and the Information Systems Security Information (ISSA)© surveyed 437 cyber security professionals from organizations in a variety of sizes, industries, and geographic locations, aiming to answer questions such as:

  • Do cyber security professionals have the skills necessary to address the increasingly dangerous threat landscape?
  • How are cyber security professionals improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities?
  • Do organizations provide adequate skills development programs for career advancement?
  • How important is continuing skills development in the minds of cyber security professionals?
  • What is necessary for job satisfaction?
  • Are cyber security professionals being actively recruited to change jobs?
  • What is the relationship like between cyber security and business teams?

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The State of Cyber Security Professional Careers

This ESG/ISSA infographic drills down into data points that explain what impacts the careers, lives, and skill sets of cyber security professionals most. 

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