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The Cybersecurity Chasm

Updated: Mar 24, 2022

Taking a unique approach and looking at the world from a different perspective. There is a chasm in the realm of cybersecurity between jobs and skilled workers --supply and demand. Yet, threats continue to raise as the gap deepens.

In 2016, National Initiative For Cyber Education (NICE), CyberSeek, CompTia and Burning Technologies collaborated to provide a tool called Cyber Security Heat Map.

There are 597,767 job openings in the United States.

According to CyberSeek, the top 6 Certification request:

  • 116,984 - Certified InformationSystems SecurityProfessional (CISSP

  • 84,863 - CompTIA Security+

  • 64,719 - Certified InformationSystems Auditor (CISA)

  • 52,411 - Global InformationAssurance Certification (GIAC)

  • 45,832 - Certified InformationSecurity Manager (CISM)

  • 4,507 - Certified InformationPrivacy Professional (CIPP)


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