ESG/ISSA Research Report: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals
Research Report
In order to assess the experiences, careers, and opinions of cybersecurity professionals, ESG/ISSA surveyed 343 cybersecurity professionals representing organizations of all sizes, across all industries and geographic locations. Survey respondents were also ISSA members.

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including health care, IT, financial services, manufacturing, business services, communications and media, and government.
Report Info
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • The ISSA Survey Respondents
    • The Cybersecurity Professional
  • Cybersecurity Certifications
    • Cybersecurity Jobs
    • Cybersecurity Leadership
    • The State of Cybersecurity
    • The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage
    • Cybersecurity Improvement
  • Conclusion
    • Implications for Cybersecurity Professionals
    • Research Implications for Employers
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Current Position
    • Respondents by Region
    • Respondents by Number of Employees
    • Respondents by Industry