Community Colleges Helping to Fill Cybersecurity DemandOctober 11, 2016 |
by Allison DeNisco
Lucrative jobs in cybersecurity are booming, yet companies still struggle to find IT professionals with the necessary skillset. The cybersecurity field is experiencing a huge shortage, with job postings in the profession increasing 74% over the past five years. A Cisco report estimates that there are currently 1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. To fill the gap, some community colleges and universities are enhancing their computer science offerings to include a cybersecurity focus.
A September 2016 Modis survey found that of 500 technology leaders, 22% said security and infrastructure skills were the most difficult to find in job candidates. And 40% of CXOs surveyed said external threats were their company’s largest security worry.