From Tiktok to bear mascots — 7 ways education is recruiting cyber talent
Higher education institutions and businesses are targeting students for cybersecurity careers by offering hands-on experience at high-tech cyber ranges, designing mascots to teach K-12 students about cracking ciphers and by posting videos on TikTok.
The debate on how to fill nearly half a million cybersecurity jobs in August made its way to a White House summit where colleges, universities and companies promised to bolster the workforce. Higher education institutions are offering traditional cybersecurity programs with degrees and credentials, but they’re also giving students hands-on experience, protecting networks against threats and connecting students with their future employers. Many are also raising awareness of careers in cybersecurity as early as elementary school.