Anatomy of the information security workforce

Jinkyu Lee, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, H. Raghav Rao, Shambhu J. Upadhyaya

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The information security workforce is one of the fastest growing subgroups in IT, but little is known about the field's characteristics and educational and professional environments. This article reports on a survey that sheds light on the information security workforce's task responsibilities, job market conditions, and training needs. The study's results should help companies, prospective information security professionals, and educational institutions alike understand the issues pertaining to this labor niche and fulfill the increasing labor demands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5403173
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalIT Professional
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Information security workforce
  • Job market conditions
  • Job responsibility
  • OWL
  • Ontologies
  • Skill requirements
  • The Semantic Web
  • Turnover intention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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