From the Summer 2017 Issue

Passport to the Future: A Secondary School Cyber Education Case Study

Owen Haiber
Student

Steve Morrill
CIO & Director of Cyber Science Loyola Blakefield

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Developing and maintaining a cyber-capable workforce is a significant challenge for the United States. Currently, a significant gap exists between the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals and the number of such people being produced by American talent pipelines. The cybersecurity job market, according to a joint report by Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)2, will see a labor shortage exceeding 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020.1 As attacks increase in number and sophistication, and awareness of the attacks’ financial and strategic impact spreads, the demand for capable cybersecurity professionals increases.

The cybersecurity industry’s labor requirements tell . . .

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