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Between October 2018 and September 2019, over 500,000 Cybersecurity positions were opened throughout the United States. By 2022, the global cybersecurity workforce shortage is projected to reach upwards of 1.8 million unfilled positions. Despite the projected 700,000 filled cybersecurity positions within the United States, ~20% are filled with women.
As the demographics of the U.S. population continue to become more diversified, the importance of increasing the participation of women and minorities in the workforce becomes of paramount concern. Since cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges to our Nation’s national and economic security and we’re facing a major talent shortfall in the industry, strategies to ensure all capable talent regardless of gender, ethnicity or culture feel welcome and included are critical. Under-participation by large segments of our society represents a loss of opportunity for individuals, a loss of talent in the workforce, and a loss of creativity in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Not only is it a basic equity issue, but it also threatens our global economic viability as a nation.
To achieve the consistent representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the cybersecurity industry through programs designed to diversify, educate, and empower.
To increase the representation of underrepresented groups in Cybersecurity to 50% of the overall filled cybersecurity jobs by 2030.
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