• Orange Flower Industry Research

    Information security is still a new, but rapidly progressing industry. Understanding the trends, needs, employee profiles, and major issues are crucial to its future development. The (ISC)² Foundation is dedicated to conducting industry research that illuminates key issues while looking toward future goals and expectations.  

    Our Current Research Initiatives Include:


    NEW: Research Report on Cybersecurity Workforce Competencies from University of Phoenix and the (ISC)² Foundation

    University of Phoenix ISC2 Foundation Report 2014 thumbCybersecurity Workforce Competencies: Preparing Tomorrow's Risk-Ready Professionals

    Based on a collaboration between University of Phoenix and (ISC)² Foundation, this report provides insights on:

    • Growth in the cybersecurity industry
    • Cybersecurity professional competencies
    • Ways to build a pipeline of cybersecurity talent

    The report identifies action steps for employers, industry associations, higher education institutions, and students to close education-to-workforce gaps and improve pathways to cybersecurity careers.

    • Download the report


    Research Report on Android Security for Workplace Devices, Conducted by Frost & Sullivan

    F&S Android Security Report ThumbMobile computing devices such as tablets and smartphones enable a high degree of connectivity and productivity that employees now expect in their jobs. Research by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) confirms that the majority of known mobile threats target Android devices.

    A new Frost and Sullivan report provides an in-depth overview of mobile threats and discusses how to build security into the core of mobile devices

    • Download the report  


    Experts Weigh In on the Latest Workforce Study


    Surprising Findings of (ISC)² Foundation Survey Featured in BBC News

    child computerIn a survey of 1,162 children in the U.K., the (ISC)² Foundation has uncovered that 18% have arranged offline meetings with friends made via the web. The report also finds that many are sharing personal information and playing games rated for much older children.

      Read the BBC article

     View the survey