2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study

16 March 2017

As part of their 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study, (ISC)2 has published the second release, regarding Women in Cybersecurity. This work constitutes the largest-ever survey of over 19,000 cybersecurity professionals, and was commissioned by (ISC)2’s charitable arm, the Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM.  This work sits against a projected global shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers by 2022.

The survey includes the following findings:

Proportion of female cybersecurity workers in Europe among lowest in the world; while gender pay gap is the highest as female cyber professionals earn approximately 15% less than men
Recommendations include creation of inclusive work places, increasing job satisfaction and ending pay inequity