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  The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study is conducted annually to assess the size of the current cybersecurity workforce as well as the existing talent shortage. 3,790 respondents, all of whom dedicate at least 25% of their time to cybersecurity tasks, across 14 geographies were surveyed to accurately assess the size of the workforce and the challenges and opportunities they face.   Key findings:  The cybersecurity profession experienced substantial growth, increasing to 3.5 million individuals currently working in the field, an addition of 700,000 professionals or 25% more than last year’s workforce estimate. The

Effective May 1st 2021 Updating the CISSP exam ensures the certification remains current and relevant in a rapidly changing profession. This helps ensure that CISSPs demonstrate their expertise across the latest cybersecurity processes and best practices no matter when they earned their certification. The refreshed content of the CISSP reflects the most pertinent issues that cybersecurity professionals currently face, along with the best practices for mitigating those issues. The exam reflects the technical and managerial competence required from an experienced information security professional to effectively design, engineer, implement and manage an organization's

Why are changes being made to the CISSP exam? (ISC)² has an obligation to its membership to maintain the relevancy of its credentials. These enhancements are the result of a rigorous, methodical process called the Job Task Analysis (JTA) that (ISC)² conducts to routinely update its credential exams. This process ensures that the examinations and subsequent continuing professional education requirements encompass the topic areas relevant to the roles and responsibilities of today's practicing information security professionals. How is the CISSP exam changing? The content of the CISSP has been refreshed to reflect the

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