2019 Cybersecurity Workforce Study also examines motivations and career paths of cybersecurity professionals and shares recruitment strategies for organizations to use
Clearwater, FL, November 6, 2019 – (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced the findings of its 2019 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study, which for the first time estimates the current cybersecurity workforce (2.8 million professionals), as well as the amount of additional trained staff needed to close the skills gap (4.07 million professionals). The data indicates a necessary cybersecurity workforce increase of 145% globally.
In the UK, the current cybersecurity workforce estimate is 289,000, alongside 121,000 in France and 133,000 in Germany. The shortage of skilled professionals across EMEA has grown to 291,000.