by Daniel J. Solove
According to a study, the number of cybersecurity job listings increased 74% from 2007 to 2013. This was more than double the growth rate of IT jobs.
In a survey earlier this year of ISACA members, 86% stated that there is a “global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.”
According to a salary survey, CISO salaries climbed 7.1% in the past year, from a range of between about $126,000 – $190,000 to a range between $134,000 – $205,000.
A CISSP certification on average results in a 6% higher salary.
Not only is security enjoying big growth, but privacy is also growing quite dramatically. A study by IAPP found significant growth among Chief Privacy Officer salaries:
Since 2003, the first year the IAPP fielded one of its salary surveys, the mean base salary has increased from $101,146 to $152,136. The U.S. has shown the most significant growth in mean base salary in recent years, from $123,661 in 2012 to $163,170 in 2015.
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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy training, data security training, HIPAA training, and many other forms of awareness training on privacy and security topics.
Professor Solove is the organizer, along with Paul Schwartz of the Privacy + Security Forum (Oct. 21-23 in Washington, DC), an event that aims to bridge the silos between privacy and security.