Cyber boot camps fall short for some students

From The Wall Street Journal: “Globally, about 2.7 million cybersecurity professionals are needed—but not available—to defend organizations, according to the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, a professional association known as (ISC)². … Some recruiters and corporate security chiefs say completing a boot camp doesn’t mean a lot unless students go on to earn industry-recognized certifications from training organizations such as CompTIA or Isaca. A boot camp isn’t useful on its own except to show a candidate’s interest in the field, said Shaun Marion, chief information security officer at McDonald’s Corp. Programs often don’t offer candidates much help in landing jobs, Mr. Marion said. ‘Boot camps can be hit or miss,’ he added.”

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