Data Overview Report

Rethink Your Reliance On Cybersecurity Certifications

What Changing Perceptions Of Value Means For Hiring And Developing Security Talent

October 24th, 2022
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Kevin Earl
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Scott Bartley , Zachary Dallas , Demi Starks

Hiring organizations place outsized emphasis on certifications as a requirement, and prohibitive preparation and maintenance costs act as a barrier to entry for early-career and diverse security talent. Maintaining certifications over time is also a source of dissatisfaction among experienced security pros. This report highlights trends from Forrester’s research into the sentiment around — and costs and value associated with — cybersecurity certifications. It guides security and tech leaders to look beyond the piece of paper and at the attributes and potential of the human behind (or without) it.

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