According to the (ISC)² CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE STUDY, 2018 report, the global information security talent gap is as high as 2.93 million, of which the Asia-Pacific region is the hardest hit area for talent shortages, the security talent gap is as high as 2.14 million, and more than 60% of enterprise information security positions are short of personnel.
At the same time, the report also shows that the most promising career development directions and areas for information security professionals in the future are:
- Cloud Computing Security
- Penetration Testing
- Threat Intelligence Analysis
One of the most effective ways to enter a new security field or improve professional competitiveness is to obtain an authoritative security certification. (ISC) 2 reports show that more than half of respondents (54%) worldwide are actively seeking to obtain cybersecurity certification, or certification is planned for next year.
For the human resources department of an enterprise, it is increasingly difficult to identify, select and recruit qualified network security talents, and information security certification has become an important criterion for human resources managers to select security talents. This has led to the emergence of more than 100 information security certifications and related institutions in the market over the past 20-odd years. For corporate human resources departments, a large number of certificates used to mark the skills of security personnel, their own gold content and moisture are more difficult to identify. Here are five security skills certifications that have a lot of gold in the global information security talent market in 2019:
- OSCP-Offensive Security Certified Specialist
- CCSP-Certified Cloud Security Professional
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
- CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)