For two years now, the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) has run a survey of its members to gain feedback and insights from members directly, but also gather views on several aspects of the information security market; the industry that supplies goods, services and technology to organisations and government; and the state of security preparedness and risk awareness within wider industry.
In 2016 this section of the survey was extended and available to all respondents with a role in the security profession beyond just the membership. The findings have value far beyond the membership itself and the industry sectors participating as they reflect trends seen by members and other security industry stakeholders and across a broad range of market sectors.
As well as this research paper the results of the member feedback have been used to create an article in the IISP member’s magazine Pulse. Additionally, an extract of the industry data (in an abridged, anonymised form) is being made available to corporate IISP members in an effort to help them understand areas like recruitment and retention within the security discipline.