No Experience Needed - Addressing the Global Cybersecurity Workforce Gap by Expanding Career Pathways
The 2023 Cybersecurity Workforce Study identifies a daunting 4 million-person workforce gap. This shortfall in qualified candidates hampers industry growth. To tackle this challenge, the industry must broaden its recruitment scope, targeting individuals with potential to learn, including those from diverse backgrounds like business, arts, or engineering. Cultivating entry-level opportunities for students, young professionals, and career changers is vital for industry expansion. However, assessing cybersecurity aptitude in candidates without direct experience poses a challenge. Traditionally, the industry has lacked accessible entry points for newcomers. In this presentation, ISC2's CEO, Clar Rosso, advocates for a clear and adaptable pathway to cybersecurity careers, offering data-driven insights and strategies to ignite recruitment efforts and welcome new talent into the field.