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Principles for Growing and Sustaining the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce

November 8, 2018  • Aspen Cybersecurity Group

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The U.S. currently has a cyber workforce shortage of 300,000 individuals and the trend line predicts an increasing gap. This is largely because demand is significantly outpacing supply, large candidate pools are left untapped, employer requirements aren’t well sync’d to the skills needed, and awareness of cyber career paths remains low. After months studying the challenge, the Aspen Cybersecurity Group offers a mix of principles, partnerships, and specific steps employers can take to close the skills gap.