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ICIT Analysis:  Sowing the Seeds of U.S. Cyber Talent


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K-12 students are the most prevalent and the most invaluable resource the U.S. can utilize in the development of a skilled and formidable cyber-workforce. As the United States grapples with a projected shortage of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2020, the “digital generation” provides a unique opportunity to address the cyber-talent shortage.

In this analysis, entitled “Sowing the Seeds of U.S. Cyber Talent: Leveraging K-12 Cyber-Education to Develop the Cyber-Workforce and Improve National Security,” the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology provides a comprehensive assessment of how public and private sector organizations can engage K-12 students and inspire developing minds to pursue Information Security through interactive models and engaging mediums. Topics explored in this publication include:

  • Why Invest in Information Security Education Initiatives
  • How are Stakeholders Promoting K-12 Information Security Education
  • How Might Information Security Education Impact Schools
  • Why Cybersecurity and Cyber Safety Education Are Essential
  • Creating Meaningful Cyber-Security Curriculum Is a Challenge
  • Future Career Paths are Available for STEM and Non-Technical Students
  • Why Focus on K-12 to Solve the Cyber-Talent Shortage

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This paper was authored by James Scott, Sr. Fellow, ICIT

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By |2018-08-25T20:41:08+00:00April 18th, 2017|ICIT Publications, Thought Leadership|0 Comments