The purpose of this independent research is to survey the entire
spectrum of Information Security professionals, with a variety of skill
sets, and at different stages of their career to better understand how
Information Security professionals are managing their careers, planning
for their future, acquiring information, approaching certification and
training, and achieving job satisfaction.
Upon conclusion, we will be able to share our research with the
community in the form of presentations, articles, and white papers.
Our goal is to receive a significant number of responses from
Information Security professionals, then to share our research with the
Who should participate?
Anyone who either has a career in the Information Security industry or
intends to have a career in the Information Security industry is
encouraged to participate. The goal is to get the true pulse of
Information Security professionals ? at all different stages of career
development and in all different industry segments.
All opinions and experiences are welcomed and relevant.
The survey will be distributed through voluntary participation, media,
industry bloggers, podcasts, conference presentations and ?word of
mouth?. Industry member organizations and certifying bodies have been
contacted and made aware of the survey.
Survey participants are encouraged to share the survey with their
colleagues and peers.
The research is independent. No sponsorship will be offered or granted.
No monies will be paid or received for participation, affiliation,
promotion or endorsement.
The survey can be found at: www.infosecleaders.com/survey
The survey is being hosted by Survey Monkey. (www.surveymonkey.com)
It will take each individual approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the
There are 63 questions in total.
Individuals have the ability to skip questions at their choosing.
The survey is anonymous.
After the survey is completed, all participants have the ability to
submit their e-mail after the survey to receive a copy of the research
after the data has been collected and analyzed. The e-mail address is
separate and in no way tied to the results.
E-mail addresses will not be shared with any third party.
Click here to view our privacy statement.
Who is Conducting the Survey?
The survey was created by Lee Kushner, Mike Murray with the invaluable
assistance of Dr. Max Kilger.
Lee Kushner is the President of LJ Kushner and Associates , an Executive
Recruitment firm in the Information Security Industry. Lee has been
working with Information Security professionals since 1996.
Mike Murray is an information security professional who has held diverse
positions within the information security industry. He has run
Information Security research teams, served in corporate Information
Security functions, and has helped guide a number of information
security professionals in their career. He has a passion for the
industry and career development. His thoughts can be found on his blog
Lee and Mike have been speaking on career management and career
development for the past 2.5 years at industry events including RSA,
DefCon, Source and others.
Dr. Max Kilger received his doctorate in Social Psychology from Stanford
University. Max is also a senior member of the Honeynet Project. He is a
frequent national and international speaker to law enforcement and
intelligence agencies as well as information security forums.
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