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Grappling With The Cybersecurity Talent Shortfall

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Sausalito, Calif. – Jul. 9, 2024

A Forbes article reports that the cybersecurity talent shortfall threatens to undermine national security and economic prosperity.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, up to 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs worldwide are vacant, with more than 750,000 of those positions in the U.S. Such a significant shortfall could have detrimental impacts, from cyberattacks to untapped innovation.

While the labor market has traditionally relied on higher education to produce cybersecurity professionals, Bret Fund, SVP and GM of Infosec, a Cengage Group company, believes higher education alone cannot sustain the cyber talent demand.

Fund’s article states that even if every computer science graduate entered the cybersecurity field, a talent gap would remain. But he believes that while the barriers to revamping cybersecurity education are formidable, transformational learning models can provide a way forward.

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