We Will Need 3.5 Million Cybersecurity Professionals by 2021 and They Won’t Come Out Of Our Colleges

 

Unfilled cybersecurity jobs are expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022, up 20% from 1.5 million in 2015, according to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. The cybersecurity skills gap isn’t going anywhere.

Yet, lack of formal education isn’t slowing down new recruits to the cybersecurity talent pool. There is an army of ethical hackers all over the world that won’t be hired into traditional full-time roles. In the years to come, I predict there will be over 1,000,000 ethical hackers.

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