Understanding Cybersecurity Talent Needs

Understanding Cybersecurity Talent Needs: Findings From Surveys of Business Executives and College Presidents provides firsthand viewpoints of the relationship among government, business and higher education sectors in developing a workforce that meets today’s cybersecurity skills needs. The findings in this report document opportunities for better alignment among cybersecurity stakeholders to develop the necessary talent to meet the unprecedented level of risks and threats that organizations face.

This report builds upon previous work commissioned by BHEF on cybersecurity demand from Burning Glass Technologies, which highlighted both an immediate need for cybersecurity talent and an even greater need to develop a robust talent pipeline for the future. Closing the cybersecurity talent gap — both existing and emerging — will require an expansion of strategic partnerships between business and higher education as well as investments in new talent development and recruitment strategies.

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