1. Academia, Industry Scramble to Fill Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline

    Academia, Industry Scramble to Fill Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline

    There’s a number that has been quoted a lot by the cybersecurity industry in the past year: 209,000. That’s the number of unfilled U.S. jobs in the field as of March 2015, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. And the demand for cybersecurity workers is expected to increase 53 percent by 2018.

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    1. We're not moving fast enough on the dearth of talent.
    2. You're starting to see it in academia for the first time—they're teaching [cybersecurity] as part of computer science.
    3. It's really important that there be some diversity in the space.
    4. We think the alumni of our program will have a significant impact in the organizations they go back to.
    5. A program like this created 10 years ago would have been relevant then, and we might not be in the same fix we're in.
    6. When it comes to real cybersecurity, there's no place you can learn it
    7. There is no better place in the world to build a security company.
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