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Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry that faces a severe talent shortfall

3.5 million unfilled jobs globally by 2021. As of 2020, approximately 50% of surveyed firms plan to increase their cybersecurity staffing1

Approximately 60% of employers say they are unable to recruit personnel with desired skillset and, because of staff shortages, face significant security risks 

Less than 10% of millennials expressed interest in a career of cybersecurity because of lack of familiarity with the industry. Yet for every 100,000 businesses, there is estimated to be 10,300 cybersecurity professionals. In the US, for every 1 million U.S. workers, there are approximately 4,600 cybersecurity professionals2

Global Cybersecurity workforce and Gap Estimates

The current cybersecurity workforce estimate is shown for each of the countries below, with the size of the workforce gap indicated in parentheses.

Cybersecurity professionals develop a rewarding career with stimulating opportunities to tackle challenging problems

Cybersecurity professionals protect businesses of all sizes across the globe. Job satisfaction among cybersecurity professionals is remarkably high (over 75% are satisfied) and has been growing

On average, cybersecurity professionals make ~$83,000 per year in base salary, with those who have greater experience earning as high as $112,000

By building a career in cybersecurity, professionals learn top skills needed to operate invaluable processes, conduct information analysis, and provide threat protection

Industry distribution

cybersecurity professionals protect organizations around the world in a broad range of organizational types and sizes

Top cybersecurity skills needed

cybersecurity professionals plan to develop their skills across multiple areas over the next two years, with 40% apecially naming cloud computing as an area of focus.

Cybersecurity salaries vary across
age and position type

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Application Qualifications

  1. Student: If you are currently an enrolled student or have graduated from an accredited academic institution. All majors are accepted.
  2. Professional: all professional working backgrounds are welcome, including those from traditional (IT, computer science) and non-traditional backgrounds
  3. We especially want to encourage you to apply if you belong to the following groups:
    1. Women
    2. African American
    3. LatinX
    4. American Indian or Alaskan Native
    5. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Program Commitment

  1. Complete online technical training coursework to enhance your technical skills and knowledge. Participate in lab training for hands on research
  2. Expect active participation and do not be absent for more than 2 classes. Given COVID, for the time being all classes will be held virtually
  3. Maintaining contact with your NextGen mentor, an excellent resource to help you with any advice on how to navigate skill development, corporate culture, and recruiting process
  4. Be prepared to learn and be hungry. We are looking for those who are passionate about learning new technology, committed to problem solving, and dedicated to managing risks
  5. Upon successful completion of program and placement into a job, to be available to serve as volunteer coaches or NextGen representatives for future classes

Cohort Details

  • Q1 2021
    Full time
  • Application deadline
    Jan 11th, 2021
  • Dates
    Jan 18th – Feb 12th, 2021
  • Schedule
    M – F: 9 am – 3 pm PT
  • Format
    Virtual/Online

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Application Qualifications

  1. Student: If you are currently an enrolled student or have graduated from an accredited academic institution. All majors are accepted.
  2. Professional: all professional working backgrounds are welcome, including those from traditional (IT, computer science) and non-traditional backgrounds
  3. We especially want to encourage you to apply if you belong to the following groups:
    1. Women
    2. African American
    3. LatinX
    4. American Indian or Alaskan Native
    5. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Program Commitment

  1. Complete online technical training coursework to enhance your technical skills and knowledge. Participate in lab training for hands on research
  2. Expect active participation and do not be absent for more than 2 classes. Given COVID, for the time being all classes will be held virtually
  3. Maintaining contact with your NextGen mentor, an excellent resource to help you with any advice on how to navigate skill development, corporate culture, and recruiting process
  4. Be prepared to learn and be hungry. We are looking for those who are passionate about learning new technology, committed to problem solving, and dedicated to managing risks
  5. Upon successful completion of program and placement into a job, to be available to serve as volunteer coaches or NextGen representatives for future classes

Cohort Details

Palo Alto Cybersecurity Foundational Courses

Full Time: Monday to Friday : 9AM - 3PM PT
Apr 12th, 2021 - Apr 30th, 2021 (Virtual Online)

The Academic Track courses align to the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework and cybersecurity work roles. ● CyberSecurity Foundation Course (CSF) ● CyberSecurity Gateway (CSG) Course ● CyberSecurity Essentials (CSE) Course

» Apply by: April 9th, 2021

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