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Help Wanted: Opportunities in Cybersecurity Continue to Expand


With ransomware attacks, nation-state hacking campaigns, data breaches and other cyberthreats making news nearly every day, there’s one item missing from the headlines: An increasing need for cybersecurity professionals to fill more than 400,000 open positions across the U.S. private sector.

The fact that there are more open cybersecurity positions than workers who can fill them is well-trodden ground at this point. A recent series of high-profile attacks and new industry statistics, however, are now putting this talent gap in a new light.

As of June 1, there are more than 428,000 open cybersecurity positions across the U.S. private sector, according to Cyber Seek, which is a job-tracking database developed by the Department of Commerce and CompTIA, an IT trade group. The openings include more than 52,000 positions in California and another 40,000 in Texas. New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Georgia ...


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