One problem tracking IT security employment is the dearth of information. Even the most trustworthy organization in collecting employment data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, furnishes infosec data it cautions aren't reliable.
Ignorance is not bliss. Two new studies, when viewed together, show that consumers' ignorance of the consequences of their actions coupled with enterprises' unawareness of their computing environment equal unacceptable risk.
Army Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the U.S. military's Cyber Command and National Security Agency, paints a bleak picture with mounting challenges to the Defense Department's and nation's IT systems at a House hearing.
Commerce Undersecretary for Standards and Technology Patrick Gallagher sees the private sector, not government, taking the lead to develop tools, processes and standards to help safeguard IT systems and data in and out of government.