From the Fall 2016 Issue

We’ve Come a Long Way… But Are We There Yet?

Dr. Jane A. LeClair
President | Washington Center for Cybersecurity Research & Development

The U.S. is currently facing a severe shortage of qualified professionals to fill the hundreds of thousands of vacancies in IT and cybersecurity. Worldwide, there is a shortfall of over one million professionals, according to some accounts.1 Writing for CSO Online, Steve Morgan reports that “More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and postings are up 74% over the past five years.”2 Ian Parslow also notes the need for skilled professionals, and writes that “[t]he security certification and industry body, (ISC)2, forecasts that businesses and the public sector will need . . .

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