Lack of cybersecurity talent pipeline is a national crisis
There are merely not enough individuals joining the cybersecurity workforce each year. The good news is there are several pathways for someone to gain access. There are traditional paths where candidates obtain college degrees and more non-traditional paths such as apprenticeship or boot camp style training. Each path has seen an increase annually, but we must do more. The time is now to think about how we can disrupt the talent pipeline problem by focusing on a today and tomorrow approach.
CyberUp connects youth with opportunities to explore cybersecurity as a career option. It is critical to the future of our workforce that middle and high schoolers view cybersecurity as something they can pursue. This requires introducing them to the concept of cybersecurity early and often.
You can do your part to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals by sponsoring teams to participate in PowerUp: Cyber Games. We try to do our best to tear down any barriers that may prevent a young student from participating but we need your help! Talk to Tony to find the best sponsorship opportunity for you or your organization.