5 ways to grow the cybersecurity workforce

Posted: Fri, 09/23/2022 - 11:14am

The demand for cybersecurity professionals has surged over the past decade.  According to (ISC)2’s 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, while the global cybersecurity workforce need stands at 3.1 million, with nearly 400,000 open cybersecurity positions in the U.S. In addition, more than half of survey respondents (56%) say that cybersecurity staff shortages are putting their organizations at risk.

“This remains an emerging industry with threats shifting almost on a daily basis, including new threat actors, new technologies and the evolution of 5G,” says Erin Weiss Kaya, a Booz Allen talent strategy expert for cyber organizations. “Yet we’re still dealing with an 0% unemployment rate, with far more demand than we have current supply.”

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