Demand for cybersecurity training grew during pandemic, says National Cybersecurity Center

As companies increasingly adopt remote workforce models and implement new technologies as a result of the pandemic, the demand for cybersecurity experts has accelerated, presenting workers a chance to reskill themselves for those jobs, Thomas Russell, cyber education program manager for the National Cybersecurity Center, told EdScoop. And to address this growing workforce gap, the National Cybersecurity Center is working with adults who are looking for a new career and helping them get the necessary cybersecurity training to go out into the workforce through online classes, Russell said. There will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, according to predictions by the cybersecurity company Cybersecurity Ventures, which is why cybersecurity education is so important, he said. “We want to help build the cyber workforce,” he said, “and one way would be through adult education.” There are lots of people who could excel in cybersecurity and help fill the growing workforce gap, Russell … Continue reading Demand for cybersecurity training grew during pandemic, says National Cybersecurity Center