Between April 2021 and April 2022 we’ve had 715,000 job openings in the United States — a demand growth rate of 43% compared to 18% across all types of jobs.
Today – the private sector and the government are in need of a cybersecurity workforce now more than ever, and former military service members #veterans are especially poised to fill the cybersecurity gap.
Nearly half of U.S. companies have experienced data breaches in the past year, and there’s no end in sight.
So what is the solution to the cyber talent shortage?
- Explore all avenues of attracting and retaining new talent, which includes supporting our veterans.
- Act quickly to identify new talent pools for growing the cybersecurity workforce.
- Organizational leaders must recognize the invaluable need to increase education and awareness, as well as access to scholarship programs.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has started several initiatives to help bridge this gap, including the Federal Virtual Training Environment for Cybersecurity and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) for training. DHS has also partnered with Hire Our Heroes Veteran Job Board for successful job placement post-graduation. & Other programs are growing popularity around this initiative, like Cyber Veterans Initiative, VetSuccess Academy, and VET TEC.
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2022/11/21/why-the-cybersecurity-workforce-needs-veterans/amp/