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.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.
The need for qualified security pros is growing - but so is the Scholarship for Service Program, which helps students train for roles in government. Victor Piotrowski of the National Science Foundation discusses the opportunities.