Universities tackle cybersecurity workforce shortage

From Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “According to a report from (ISC)2, a nonprofit membership association in cybersecurity, the U.S. added more than 250,000 people to the cyber workforce between 2020 and 2021. Yet in 2021, the need for cybersecurity professionals increased by 30%. … Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)2, further noted that the nonprofit offers certification and training programs in cybersecurity, including a newly created entry-level certification. She pointed out that new partnerships have been forming to bolster the cyber workforce—and to make training more accessible to underrepresented groups in a field historically dominated by white men. ‘We’re seeing more of a marriage between degree programs and certification programs,’ said Rosso.”

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