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Calling Both Students and Working Professionals! Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

The shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals, also referred to as the cybersecurity skills gap, is a known problem that is only expected to intensify in the years ahead. In addition to posing a risk to the global economy, the skills gap is also a legitimate security threat.

Training the next generation of cybersecurity workers — as well as providing continuing education to those already in the workforce — is a starting point toward building stronger cyberdefenses. For this reason, “The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity” is the theme of week four of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017.

In this podcast, David Jarvis, security and CIO lead at the IBM Institute for Business Value, talks with Heather Ricciuto, academic outreach leader at IBM Security, and Chris Veltsos, professor in the Department of Computer Information Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato, about how to recruit both students and professionals working in other fields to consider a career in cybersecurity.

Whether you’re pursuing a job in the security industry or you’re on the hiring side of the table, listen in for valuable insights and recommendations.

Read the IBV report: Addressing the Skills Gap with a New Collar Approach

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