“Value of InfoSec Certification Survey” – Results Preview Featured in Dark Reading
July 28, 2011
On Thursday, August 4th, at 1:45 PM PST, as the first part of our Professional Development Workshop at Black Hat, we are going to announce the full results.
We were very happy to receive 1349 respondents to the survey, and from reviewing the background of the respondents we find it to be a very good sampling of the Information Security industry:
2/3 of the respondents have worked in information security for more than 6 years
25% of the respondents have worked in the industry for more than 12 years
1000 of our respondents either hold or have held an information security certification (Yes, exactly 1000)
699 of the respondents hold or have held the CISSP (667 current/ 32 no longer)
50% percent of the respondents earn 100K or more
35% have a long term career goal of becoming a CISO or CSO, an additional 10% aspire to be a CTO or CIO – (Competition should remain fierce for these roles!)
25% of the respondents said that they had a Written Career Plan – (which means that we are making progress)
These results are just the tip of the iceberg – you will have to come to our session at Black Hat if you want the full release. Anyone who is not in attendance at the conference and would like a copy of the results after the conference, you can sign up at Infosecleaders – Research – shortly after the release.
A special thanks to all of those who participated. Thanks for making this a great success. Stay tuned for our next industry survey!
Lee and Mike