Thursday, April 14, 2011

(ISC)² Frost and Sullivan Global Information Security Workforce Study

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)² is the global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers.  Recognized for Gold Standard certifications and world class education programs, (ISC)²  provides vendor-neutral education products, career services, and Gold Standard credentials to professionals in more than 135 countries.  Its membership includes nearly 75,000 certified industry professionals worldwide.

Check out the 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study by Frost & Sullivan.  It “estimates the number of information security professionals worldwide in 2010 to have been approximately 2.28 million. This figure is expected to increase to almost 4.24 million by 2015, displaying a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.2 percent from 2010 to 2015”.

In the Americas, the average annual salary for (ISC)²  members was $106,900 (compared to $100,967 in 2007).  This increase reflects the growing importance being placed on security...”

Great information for CC faculty wanting to justify courses/programs in ICT Security.

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