When We Say Next Generation Security, This Is What We Mean
Schooled in Security is an innovative new approach to attracting more high school students to careers in cybersecurity, and in a way that will appeal to 99% of students instead of the usual 1%.
More than 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United states, more than 2 million globally, and nearly 7,000 unfilled openings in states like Ohio. In spite of the fact that cybersecurity jobs are amongst the highest paid and most fulfilling. Cybersecurity is a creative career. We have to be more creative in the way we attract students to it.
Women still comprise only 11% of the current cybersecurity workforce, and a study by Kaspersky Lab revealed that by age 16, most young women have already decided against a career in cybersecurity.
A third of young women think that cybersecurity professionals are ‘geeks’ and a quarter think they are ‘nerds,’ perhaps also contributing to the fact that 78 percent of young women have never considered a career in cybersecurity
We have to do more to persuade young women, especially in high school, that a career in cybersecurity could be the best career choice they ever make.
Cybersecurity professionals report an average salary of $116,000, or approximately $55.77 per hour. That's nearly three times the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers. U.S BUREAU OF LABOR
The average salary for a privacy professional is $130,000 in the United States, and those with a privacy certification earn an additional $25,000. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PRIVACY PROFESSIONALS
There are roughly 6,600 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in Ohio, 7,000 in Michigan, 8,000 in Pennsylvania, 10,000 in Colorado, 13,100 in Illinois, 14,400 in New York, and more than 30,000 in California.NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)
There will be more than 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions globally by 2021, and there are currently more than 350,000 unfilled security positions in the U.S.CYBERSECURITY VENTURES