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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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Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map (*CyberSeek)

Cybersecurity talent gaps exist across the country. Closing these gaps requires detailed knowledge of the cybersecurity workforce in your region. This interactive heat map provides a granular snapshot of demand and supply data for cybersecurity jobs at the state and metro area levels, and can be used to grasp the challenges and opportunities facing your local cybersecurity workforce. (*CyberSeek) https://www.cyberseek.org/heatmap.html...

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3 REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD EMBRACE THE CYBERSECURITY INDUSTRY

Cybersecurity is the key to a safe and secure environment in both digital and physical environments. Despite the fact that the cybersecurity industry is witnessing a major shortage of qualified professionals in the job market, managing to hit a zero percent unemployment rate, it appears that only 11% of the workforce in cybersecurity is women. The picture is much bleaker when executive roles are considered with a worldwide percentage of only 1% of C-Level Executive roles are held by women. “Getting more women into the cybersecurity workforce will be key to addressing the current and expected labor shortfalls.” – Rick...

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North America is unprepared for the jobs of tomorrow

BY EARL ANTHONY WAYNE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 06/07/18 04:30 PM EDT As the news focuses on stalled trade negotiations in North America, Canada, Mexico and the United States have shocking skills gaps that are already hampering economic performance and competitiveness. North America’s labor markets face massive technological disruptions, which should point all three countries toward preparing the jobs that will serve the continent well in the future. In the U.S., for example, up to 1.4 million workers may lose their jobs by 2026 because of new technologies. Sadly, none of the three economies are ready for the challenges of further automation. Manpower’s...

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Rewiring Employment In A New Age

Mark Kramer , Grads of Life An employment crisis is brewing. Recent research on the impact of artificial intelligence and automation estimates that there will be 38 million jobs lost in the U.S. by the year 2030. Without significant interventions, this could translate into a 23.5% unemployment rate—equivalent to the peak unemployment rate during the Depression in 1933. Those hit hardest will be the 87 million people in frontline and early career jobs. The consequences are potentially devastating for our economy and for millions of individuals and families. The most immediate and powerful solution lies with companies. Employers can begin to compete with the...

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Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding: Why are women locked out?

How high schools are trying to attract girls to this lucrative tech field Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class, a Hechinger Report series examining how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future LITTLE SILVER, N.J. — The four members of Team Throckmorton, playing junior agents for a cybersecurity firm, are up against a wily gang of hackers. To detect and ultimately thwart the cyber criminals, who are masquerading as legitimate business owners, the Throckmortons must solve a series of increasingly difficult challenges beginning with figuring out how to log into one...

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