Market Trends on Cybersecurity Hiring - 2021

An industry report estimates there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, up from 1 million openings in 2016. Employment figures from the U.S. and India highlight the cybersecurity labor crisis.

Responding to this shortage, colleges and universities are developing unique ways to prepare students for their careers, while building confidence for employers. But is this meeting the demands employers seek for entry-level IT and Cybersecurity roles? What are the confidence levels of organizations that are hiring talent fresh out of university? What are the new skills in demand in a post-COVID-19 scenario, considering the changing attack vectors and sophistication of attacks?

To ascertain this, CISO MAG and the EC-Council University (ECCU) designed a survey to determine the state of preparedness of candidates for cybersecurity roles in the industry. The survey responses are for academic partners, CISOs, and those responsible for hiring cybersecurity talent in organizations.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the survey now and highlight the hiring pain points, preferences, and current industry skills demand that you would want to see in the cybersecurity talent pool out there. →