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How Do We Stop the Widening Cybersecurity Gap?

by Chris Brook on Friday October 12, 2018

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To celebrate the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) we created an infographic on the cybersecurity skills gap. What is it? How can organizations solve it? What opportunities exist for students looking to learn more in the field?

You've no doubt heard over the last several years about how the cybersecurity talent shortage is a crisis. Bridging the gap, by employing a diverse cast of cyber-aware workers, remains a chief concern for CEOs, CISOs, and executives alike. The theme for the second week of NCSAM this year is "Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity." It's important to educate today's youth on the importance of cybersecurity and the plethora of roles available throughout the field. To celebrate NCSAM we put together an infographic on what the cybersecurity talent shortage looks like, how organizations can solve it, and how students can get on the right track - including enrolling at some of the nation's best cybersecurity programs

To learn more about the cybersecurity skills shortage, including statistics and tips for dealing with the widening gap, check out our infographic below!

How Do We Stop the Widening Cybersecurity Gap?

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Chris Brook

Chris Brook is the editor of Data Insider. He is a technology journalist with a decade of experience writing about information security, hackers, and privacy. Chris has attended many infosec conferences and has interviewed hackers and security researchers. Prior to joining Digital Guardian he helped launch Threatpost, an independent news site which is a leading source of information about IT and business security for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide.