Many cybersecurity opportunities in government, study says

Wednesday - 2/15/2012, 9:16am EST

The federal government offers plenty of opportunities for experienced information security professionals.

According to a new career impact study from (ISC)2, 97 percent of cybersecurity professionals already in federal jobs were fully employed, with career advancement opportunities and salary increases in 2011.

But the survey also found federal hiring managers are finding it difficult to find new recruits with the skills to meet their agencies' cybersecurity needs. Recruitment continues to be a significant challenge for the cybersecurity workforce, the survey found.

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