From the Winter 2015 Issue

Addressing the Growing Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals By Creating a Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline

V. N. Berlin, PhD
President | Mission Critical Institute

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Accelerating Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals 
The demand for job-ready cybersecurity professionals to address the ever-increasing incidents of cyber threats and breaches in both the public and private sectors is projected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 13% through 2017. Thus, with over 150K new cybersecurity positions added annually through 2017, industry analysts project the demand for cybersecurity professionals to reach 2.1M, generating a critical1 need for a reliable pipeline of cybersecurity talent (Table A). In fact, overall, the demand for cybersecurity professionals grows twice as fast as . . .

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