Shape the Future of the Cyber Profession: 4th Annual Global Survey by ISSA and ESG Now Closed

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The cyber skills shortage is continuing to worsen – impacting 74% of organizations in 2018. Stress and burnout are the biggest signs of this challenge, making it a top risk for many organizations. Yet, companies continue to fail at providing adequate training to help their employees work smarter, not harder. It has never been more important for InfoSec professionals to have their voices heard.

The Information Systems Security Association and Enterprise Strategy Group have joined forces again to launch the 4th annual survey on the Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals. This is the only vertical-independent, vendor-neutral, certification-agnostic survey representing the collective voice of global cyber pros designed specifically to help advance the profession.

Cybersecurity practitioners from all walks of life and at all stages of their career– from students and pre-professionals to threat hunters and CISOs–have a chance to shape the future as well as benchmark against their peers to help their management teams and executive peers understand the trends and challenges impacting the cybersecurity career: topics such as job stress, skills development, organizational concerns, technology advancements, privacy and security regulations, and more. This authoritative research drives hiring and training programs, cybersecurity and risk management programs, career development decisions, and business-oriented actions. The results will also find their way into countless media headlines from around the world for the year to come.

You’ll be happy you did.

To view last year’s survey results visit:

This year’s research results will be announced in early 2020.

About Enterprise Strategy Group

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an IT analyst, research, validation, and strategy firm that provides actionable insight and intelligence to the global IT community. Recognized for its unique blend of capabilities—including market research, hands-on technical product testing, economic validation, and strategy consulting services—ESG is relied upon by IT professionals, technology vendors, investors, and the media to clarify the complex.

About the ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)™ is the community of choice for international cyber security professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA members and award winners include many of the industry’s notable luminaries and represent a broad range of industries – from communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and consulting to IT – as well as federal, state and local government departments and agencies. Through regional chapter meetings, conferences, networking events and content, members tap into a wealth of shared knowledge and expertise. Visit ISSA on the web at and follow us on Twitter at @ISSAINTL.


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