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More Supply, More Demand: Cybersecurity Skills Gap Remains

Although the number of programs for training workers in cybersecurity skills has increased, as well as the number of graduates, the gap in supply and demand for cybersecurity-skilled workers is essentially unchanged, leaving companies to struggle. Although a variety of initiatives have worked to increase the supply of cybersecurity professionals, demand for cybersecurity workers has also increased, leaving the overall landscape in the jobs market unchanged, according to a report released on June 25 by Burning Glass Technologies, a workforce analysis firm. The result: For every opening in cybersecurity-related professions, there are only 2.3 employed workers to pull from,...

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Winning the Game at McAfee: How Gamers Become Cybersecurity Workers

By McAfee on Jun 14, 2018 This blog was written by Jeff Elder. When Austin Ortega was 12, he and his brother fought over who got to play video games like Gorillas and Commander Keen on an old family computer his parents had bequeathed to them. Then one day, they broke it. Their dad brought to their Grapevine, Texas, home a stack of floppy disks, dropped them in front of the boys, and told them to fix it. They did. “I think it took like 14 floppy disks. They took a while to install,” says the McAfee technicalsupport engineer, who references gaming in...

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Transmosis Announces National Cyber Security Scholarship Program

To Award 300 Scholarships worth approximately $1.5 Million Phoenix,  Arizona, March 21, 2019 – Transmosis, a nationally recognized leader in STEM and Cyber Security workforce development, today announced that 300 applicants nationwide will receive scholarships to subsidize training toward valuable CompTIA A+, Network + and Security + Cyber Security certifications. Each scholarship recipient will receive assistance valued between $3,315 and $5,525, covering 50% to 85% of the total tuition expense. Transmosis, in cooperation with Skillsoft, has created a unique online, live and on-demand training system designed for a wide variety of students, from recent high school graduates to business...

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How to Grow the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Talent

Much more can be done to help ensure a safe cyber future for all. Every day we read headlines about a new cybersecurity breach, and chances are high that our own personal data has already been compromised through one of our favorite social media or shopping sites. It should come as no surprise that cyberattacks are increasing in both complexity and quantity, all while the cybersecurity field suffers from a staggering talent shortage. By the year 2020, that shortage is projected to reach a jaw-dropping 1.8 million unfilled roles globally. But a recent survey from ProtectWise and Enterprise Strategy Group offers...

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Transmosis and CompTIA Announced 20 Applicants to Receive Scholarships Worth $10,000 Each for Cyber Security Certification Education

Maryland Cyber Skills Alliance to bring advanced cybersecurity talent development model to region Baltimore, Maryland, February 6, 2019 – Transmosis, a nationally recognized leader in cyber security workforce development, and CompTIA, a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem, today announced they are seeking 20 applicants to offer full scholarships, each worth $10,000 for Cyber Security Training. Funding is being provided through EARN Maryland, a highly successful competitive workforce development grant program that helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce needed to compete while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. Through EARN Maryland, the Maryland Cyber...

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Transmosis and CompTIA Announced as Award Recipients of EARN Maryland Grant from Secretary of Labor’s Office

Maryland Cyber Skills Alliance to bring advanced cybersecurity talent development model to region ————————- Transmosis, a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity workforce development, today announced it has been named a recipient of EARN Maryland funding from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. EARN Maryland is a highly successful competitive workforce development grant program that helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. Through EARN Maryland, the Maryland Cyber Skills Alliance (“MCSA”) will provide qualified Maryland residents with full scholarships that fast track them into high paying cybersecurity careers.  The...

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Tech skills in most demand this year: data, cloud and cybersecurity

Salaries and skills surveys by Foote Partners and Hays finds insatiable demand for people who can build AI systems and those who can secure them. By Joe McKendrick | January 7, 2019 — 18:14 GMT (10:14 PST) By all indications, the coming year will be fruitful for IT managers and professionals, especially for those with skills related to data, cloud and cybersecurity. The latest data from Hays finds 68 percent of IT employers will increase full-time IT hiring during 2019, and 53 percent will increase their use of consultants, especially in the areas of cybersecurity and cloud computing. Dice.com’s Leslie Stevens-Huffman just ran through Foote Partners’...

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The future of work won’t be about college degrees, it will be about job skills

According to the survey Freelancing in America 2018, released Wednesday, 93 percent of college-educated freelancers say their skill training is more useful in the work they are doing now than their college training. Sixty-five percent of children entering primary school will end up in jobs that don’t yet exist, reveals the World Economic Forum. The result is a proliferation of new, nontraditional education options. Stephane Kasriel, Upwork CEO Published 8:36 AM ET Wed, 31 Oct 2018  Twenty million students started college this fall, and this much is certain: The vast majority of them will be taking on debt — a lot of...

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Cybersecurity Spotlight 2018: Where Are the Highest Paid Jobs?

If you’ve turned on the TV, listened to the radio or picked up a newspaper lately, you know that cybersecurity is a huge issue. From breaches of privacy to election controversies, it can impact us all. In one 2017 incident alone, 143 million Americans were directly hit by this issue when an Equifax data breach exposed their sensitive personal information. Because of the seriousness of these threats, every organization, whether private or nonprofit, needs professionals who can protect its data. The recent implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which gives individuals more power over how their data is used, only increases the...

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