More than 9,500 vacant cybersecurity jobs are in Colorado

More than 9,500 vacant cybersecurity jobs are in Colorado

September 26, 2017 | For all the threats to our personal information and government security, there is a significant need for more workers with skills to fight cybercrime.

Across the country the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education estimates there are nearly 300,000 vacant cybersecurity jobs, more than 9,500 of which are in Colorado.

“Yeah it’s hard to talk to a CEO and not have them say give me more cyber security experts,” said J.B. Holston, dean of DU’s Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Holston says by the year 2022 the number of vacancies will jump from 300,000 to nearly 1.6 million, citing an estimation by the CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins.

“The demand has just gone through the roof,” he said. “It’s just ubiquitous. There’s nothing that we do now that isn’t digital and so we’re definitely behind. We’re trying to catch up. It’s not going to be fast, you know the people playing offense are much faster.”

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