These are just a few of the headlines that inspired a group of regional leaders to come together and to create CyberUp. As a country, we are looking at massive shortages in the availability of talent now and over the next five years. As a region, we saw the need to have a single voice advocating for a non-traditional pathway to employment and to engage youth in learning about opportunities in cybersecurity.
With the support of Scott Air Force Base, our Founding Sponsor, Uncomn, and our Premier Sponsor, LMI, CyberUp has quickly established itself as a national leader grounded in Midwestern values. Our programs lead both adults and youth to pursue careers in cybersecurity and to ensure our region becomes a model other communities follow.
As we look forward, our goal is to connect academic, nonprofit, corporate, military, and government partners to see the value in investing in this generation of cyber professionals and serving alongside the next. With a subject as complex and ever-changing as cybersecurity, it takes everyone working collectively towards one goal!