Empowering the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

Empowering the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

By Dan Hastings, IT instructor at Year Up Bay Area

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 8:00am

It is estimated that around 300,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. cannot be filled. Out of these 300,000 jobs, 20 percent can actually be filled by candidates that do not have a four-year college degree. In order to combat the need for unfilled positions in the cybersecurity marketplace, Year Up has partnered with the Symantec Cyber Career Connection, an initiative to help provide young adults an entry way into cybersecurity careers.

When fellow IT instructor Rory MacLysaght and I first started to discuss the types of students we wanted for the cybersecurity program at Year Up Bay Area, “techies” weren’t the first ones that immediately came to mind.

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