Gannon University President Keith Taylor announced the university will offer new majors in cyber-engineering and cybersecurity. The programs will be housed in a new building named IHACK, an acronym for the Institute of Health and Cyber Knowledge.
It’s no secret that the workplace is getting smarter every day. Through an increasingly connected world, new capabilities such as location-based services and “smart” buildings are becoming more commonplace to create today’s experience-based economy. In the not-so-distant-future, digitally-driven interactions that are personalized for employees, customers and partners will become the norm.
As hackers, security breaches and malware attacks continue to dominate headlines, cyber crime has emerged as a global “pandemic” that last year cost people and organizations an estimated $600 billion, according to CNBC. So it’s not surprising that combating such activities has become a lucrative and rewarding career. So, if you’re considering launching a career or advancing into a leadership role in this booming field, you may be wondering which path is right for you.
When it comes to cybersecurity careers, adults in the US reportedly don’t know the various job opportunities available in the field, despite the growing demand for professionals to fill the enormous skills gap.
With 11,000 IT and cybersecurity jobs currently unfilled in the state of Florida and state government agencies facing a very competitive talent market, the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity and the Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) have tackled the issue aggressively on their own and teamed up to build a pipeline of talented, trained cyber professionals who can support the state’s cyber resiliency and data security.
IT security leaders are calling for an end to the complex password. They foresee biometrics, dual-factor authentication and eventually a new “whole person” approach to identity as being among the not-too-distant remedies for password malaise.
Cybersecurity talent investment has gone through the roof in recent years: Universities are announcing cybersecurity degrees programs, Facebook is open sourcing its Capture the Flag competition platform that teaches developers about cybersecurity, Cisco has launched a $10 million scholarship to tackle the cybersecurity talent shortage and more. Yet, it’s still not enough.
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