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As businesses rely more and more on technology-based solutions, the cyberspace workforce has been scrambling to keep up.  The Cyber Security field is even more dire. Global estimates state there are over 1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs– and it’s only getting worse. 

Faster speeds and data transmission also means larger attack surfaces for cyber criminals.

While cybercrime grows exponentially, businesses are facing a severe cybersecurity talent drought. The supply of available, qualified security professionals is insufficient and the competition for services has dramatically increased.

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🗝️ To help meet the growing need, CYBER.ORG offers free cybersecurity content, resources and training to K-12 students and educators; fueling the cyber workforce pipeline for the future.

🗝️ Current jobseekers and college grads can use CyberSeek To help close cybersecurity skills gap by providing detailed, actionable data about supply and demand, skillsets, salaries and more within the cybersecurity job market.  Their Pathway tool  identify entry-, mid-, and advanced-level cybersecurity jobs and apply the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to help individuals identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for career advancement.

What Cybersecurity Professionals Do

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The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) provides a list of free and low-cost online learning links on topics such as information technology and cybersecurity. Some, not all, may contribute towards professional learning objectives or lead to industry certifications and online degrees.

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Encourage Jobseekers and Students to pursue a career in this growing field.

Take a look a DoDEA's Educational Pathways to College and Career Readiness

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