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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

Fortinet Network Security Expert Program

Part Time: Monday to Friday : 9AM - 3PM PT
Dec 6th, 2021 - Jan 14th, 2022 (Self Paced Training)

The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) program is an eight-level training and certification program that is designed to provide interested technical professionals with an independent validation of their network security skills and experience. The NSE program includes a wide range of self-paced and instructor-led courses, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts. This cohort is a 5 week course, which will include Cybersecurity Awareness Certification & Cybersecurity Technical Certification program. For more details regarding this course, you can refer to https://www.fortinet.com/training-certification

» Apply by: December 1st, 2021

FAIR Fundamentals Training

Part Time: Monday to Friday : 9AM - 3PM PT
Nov 15th, 2021 - Dec 10th, 2021 (Self Paced Training)

In this course, you will discover the challenges with conventional, qualitative risk management methods. We will introduce you to the FAIR Standard and methodology, associated processes, and terminology. You will also learn key measurement concepts, calibrated estimation methods necessary to conduct quantitative risk analysis in your agency or department, and best practices to communicate analyses to stakeholders. The learning experience is further solidified by hands-on work on applicable use cases. Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will be able to: * Know the FAIR Standard (variables, definitions, relationships, forms of loss, etc.) * Explain the FAIR risk analysis process * Properly scope scenarios for analysis * Use calibrated estimation in quantitative risk analysis * Map controls to the FAIR Standard to analyze risk mitigation * Interpret the results of a FAIR analysis and create reports for stakeholders * Apply their knowledge to case studies based on real-life scenarios

» Apply by: November 12th, 2021

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