[ISN] Help wanted: Agencies expect to hire more info security pros in 2010

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:23:25 -0600 (CST)

By William Jackson
March 12, 2010

Federal government is a good place for information security professions 
during the current economic downturn, with relatively stable budgets, 
rising wages and growing employment opportunities, according to a recent 
survey by ISC(2) (the International Information Systems Security 
Certification Consortium).

Nearly 75 percent of government respondents received salary increases in 
2009, more than half expect no change in information technology budgets 
this year and nearly 20 percent expect budgets to increase, and about 60 
percent expect to hire new security employees this year.

"The results from our latest career impact survey show that in a very 
difficult economic environment, organizations are placing an even higher 
value on the work that information security professionals do," said W. 
Hord Tipton, the consortium's executive director.

ISC(2) conducted a survey of 2,980 professionals worldwide in December 
and January, and extracted data on 688 U.S. government respondents.


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