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Bridging the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap


There are nearly 600,000 cybersecurity job openings nationwide and not nearly enough qualified candidates to fill them. As this cybersecurity workforce gap threatens innovation and keeps IT leaders up at night, community colleges are playing an increasingly important role in closing it. [Editor’s note: This article is one of two in a series on cybersecurity training at community colleges.]

Spurred on by the global pandemic, the pace of digitization has exploded in the last few years. This trend has led to a sharp rise in cybercrime. Worldwide, the number of ransomware attacks doubled in 2021, Fortune reports...

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