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The world is experiencing larger volumes of cyberattacks that are continually advancing in sophistication. As government agencies and companies of all sizes proactively and reactively address cybersecurity challenges, the need for more experienced teams of experts is increasing. Unfortunately, the cyber industry failed to accurately forecast the future workforce needs 10 years ago, and today demand is increasing at a steeper curve than the number of available candidates.

According to Cybercrime Magazine, “[The] U.S. the cybersecurity workforce has more than 950,000 workers — with around 465,000 of them yet to be filled, according to CyberSeek, a project supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce … Over an eight-year period tracked by Cybersecurity Ventures, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs grew by 350%, from one million positions in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021.”

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