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Dark Reading Radio: A Cybersecurity Generation Gap

Millennials--especially young women--not pursuing careers in cybersecurity due to lack of both awareness and interest.

You've heard it over and over:  the embarrassment of riches in cybersecurity job openings that sit unfilled due to a lack of skilled talent for those gigs. Meanwhile, the number of women in the cybersecurity field remains static at an anemic 10% worldwide over the past two years. And don't count on millennials to infuse fresh talent or diversity into the cybersecurity industry: a recent survey by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) found that 18- to 26-year-olds worldwide just aren't pursuing careers in the field.

Young millennial women are less interested and informed about the field than millennial men, according to the report: 52% of millennial women say cybersecurity programs and activities aren't available to them in school, while 39% of millennial men said the same. Only about half of millennial men are aware of what cybersecurity jobs entail, while just 33% of women are, the survey found.

Why aren't young people drawn to this hot industry? The Raytheon-NCSA survey indicates they just aren't getting the proper information in school. But another big hurdle is a lack of entry-level cybersecurity jobs, which limits young graduates' opportunities in the industry.

Join me on the next episode of Dark Reading Radio, "Millennials & The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage," this Wednesday, November 18 at 1pm ET/10am PT, as we explore this conundrum with the experts:  Valecia Maclin, Raytheon's program director for the Department of Homeland Security's network security deployment division, and millennials Jennifer Imhoff-Dousharm, co-founder of the dc408 and Vegas 2.0 hacker groups, and Ryan Sepe, information security analyst at Radian Group Inc.

Register for the radio broadcast (it's free) and live chat here

Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio
 

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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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11/18/2015 | 2:01:55 PM
Re: Career Planning
JoJo--It looks like you posted here and not on the show's online chat--sorry for any confusion! Here's a link to the show, which is archived:

http://www.darkreading.com/radio.asp?webinar_id=241
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JoJoPro,
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11/18/2015 | 1:12:43 PM
Career Planning
For all of the panelists -

 

What steps should a Middle Schooler or High Schooler take to plan on a cyber security career?  What clubs or activities should they try to learn more about the profession?

 

Thanks!
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11/18/2015 | 10:01:52 AM
Can this apply to Gen Xers?
I know this is a focus on millennials, but hoping to glean some information for someone as a generation x'er! I work in regulatory compliance, and I am hoping to glean some advice on what cybersecurity tracks are available. Thanks!
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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11/18/2015 | 8:49:21 AM
Re: Another way to listen?
Yes, @MrsRobinson--all Dark Reading Radio episodes are archived immediately after they air. So just visit the link when you are ready to listen to the show: http://www.darkreading.com/radio.asp?webinar_id=241

Thank you for your interest!
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11/17/2015 | 8:01:19 PM
Another way to listen?
I will be at work at the time of this broadcast, but I am very interested in hearing it. Is there a way to listen to a recording of this later in the evening, or some other way to listen at another time?
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