2021 IT & Security Talent Pipeline Study

Actionable strategies to patch your cyber talent pipeline in a post-pandemic world

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In August 2021, Infosec surveyed over 1,500 IT and security hiring managers to analyze how employers emphasize candidate skills, experience, degrees and certifications in the hiring process — and compare those responses to how they assess their own ability to fill open cyber roles. New in 2021, the report goes deeper to explore how commitments to talent diversity, cyber role clarity and career pathing drive recruiting success.

While nearly all survey respondents (92%) reported challenges filling open cyber positions, hiring managers at organizations experiencing recruiting success were:

  • 46% less likely than their less successful counterparts to report market-competitive employee compensation as a hiring challenge
  • 44% more likely to consider candidates with no previous experience
  • 37% more likely to actively recruit diverse candidates
  • 67% more likely to report well-defined cyber roles


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