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July 7, 2022

Nicholas McLaren was starting to doubt he had a future in cybersecurity.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in information security from Georgia State University in the fall of 2019, McLaren was eager to land his first job. He had a passion for cybersecurity, and also wanted to show the opportunities that were available in the field to younger members of the Black community.

June 7, 2022

Exclusive Networks has joined forces with security leaders in calling on the industry to take global action in a bid to end the recruitment crisis in cybersecurity, which is currently faced with an estimated shortfall of 2.7 million professionals.

The Paris-headquartered global cybersecurity specialist is one of the founding partners supporting an initiative launched today by investment and advisory firm NightDragon and Next Gen Cyber Talent, a non-profit cyber education provider, to raise $1 million to fund cybersecurity courses for students in the US from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Exclusive will be lending its experience and expertise to the campaign having recently established a partnership with California Polytechnic State University, opening an office on campus and currently sponsoring 12 students, 9 of which are already progressing through their security certification training assignments, delivered by Exclusive and its partners. All are expected to go on to full-time roles in the industry after completing their education.

June 7, 2022

As cyber threats continue to rise around the world, with an estimated $6 trillion in damages in 2021, we are faced with a significant challenge: the massive cybersecurity talent shortage. As part of our OnaCares mission, Onapsis is proud to stand alongside some of our industry partners and peers to raise $1 million to help fund one year of community college courses for Bay Area students pursuing careers in cybersecurity.

Solving this cybersecurity talent shortage will take a collective industry-wide effort. As part of our OnaCares mission, Onapsis is proud to stand alongside some of our industry partners and peers to raise $1 million to help fund one year of community college courses for Bay Area students pursuing careers in cybersecurity. Driven to make a difference in the lives of students and the local community, we have already raised more than $300,000 towards this goal and are calling on the industry during the RSA Conference to join us in making a meaningful impact together.

June 7, 2022

Hundreds of companies are showcasing their products and services this week at the 2022 edition of the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

To help cut through the clutter, the SecurityWeek team is publishing a daily digest summarizing some of the announcements made by vendors. The daily summaries will include new products and services, updates to existing offerings, reports, and other initiatives.

June 7, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on the cybersecurity, safety, security, and privacy industries, and NextGen Cyber Talent, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity industry through education and career opportunities for underserved and underrepresented students, today announced the launch of the Coalition to Close the Cybersecurity Talent Gap (“Coalition”), a campaign to raise $1 million to help fund one year of community college courses for Bay Area students pursuing careers in cybersecurity.

June 7, 2022

The shortage in cyber security skills is a well-known concern for the channel as much as it is for its customers, but the industry is taking steps to remediate the situation.

Against the backdrop of this week’s RSA conference, the Coalition to Close the Cybersecurity Talent Gap has been launched with the aim of proactively trying to increase the number of skilled staff the industry can recruit and lean on.

June 6, 2022

Venture-capital firms, security chiefs and technology companies in San Francisco are raising money to help tackle the cybersecurity skill shortage in a unique way—by funding education for would-be cyber pros at community colleges in the Bay Area for a year.

The initiative, run by nonprofit cyber training company NextGen Cyber Talent Inc., aims to raise $1 million from individuals and companies to reimburse students for the cost of cybersecurity courses at Bay Area community colleges who maintain a grade of B-minus or higher.