Cyber-workforce shortage to increase to 1.8 million positions by 2022

The serious talent shortage in the information security workforce shows no sign of waning: The Center for Cyber Safety and Education says that employers must look to millennials to fill the projected 1.8 million positions that are estimated to be unfilled by 2022.  This is an increase of 20% from the 1.5 million worker shortfall forecast by the Center's 2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS).

Among the findings is the fact that millennials salaries are not the highest priority for millennials. However, they received higher salary increases than other generations. What they do want is career development, including: Sponsored mentorship and leadership programs; paid-for attendance at industry events; training programs; and employer-paid professional certifications and association memberships.