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
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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