• 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: (ISC)² Women in Security Study

    2015 Women in Security Report thumb According to (ISC)²’s most recent Global Information Security Workforce Study, women in the information security profession represent 10% of the workforce—a percentage that is unchanged from two years ago. Although their sheer numbers in this profession are increasing, they are only increasing at the pace of the profession as a whole.

    This Women in Security white paper is based on an online survey with the objective of gauging and presenting the opinions of InfoSec professionals regarding trends and issues affecting their profession and careers.

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    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.

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    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

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