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ISC Survey: Security Workforce Shortfall to Hit 1.5M in Five Years

cybersecurityA new ISC survey has projected the global security workforce to run short of 1.5 million professionals in five years, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday.

Eric Chabrow writes the Booz Allen Hamilton-backed survey, conducted by Frost and Sullivan, shows majority of information security professionals admit their organizations lack security experts.

Chabrow also cited the Information Security Media Group’s analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment data that indicates a flat number of professionals that identified themselves as information security analysts during the second quarter of 2015 from the first quarter.

GovInfoSecurity reports information security professionals increased in number from 55,300 to 74,000 in 2014.

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