CISA Awards Funding to Cyber.org to Address Cyber Talent Gaps
Cyber.org, a subsidiary organization of the Cyber Innovation Center, has received $34 million in funding from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to address gaps in the cybersecurity workforce over the next five years.
With the grant awarded through the Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program, the organization will increase access to K-12 cybersecurity education, improve cybersecurity literacy and encourage students to consider a career in the cybersecurity sector, CIC subsidiary Strikewerx said.
Cyber.org was established to provide educators with resources and training to deliver cyber content to students. The website stated that high schools using Cyber.org content had four times as many students enrolled in cyber-related college or university degree programs as those that did not.
Over the five-year period, Cyber.org aims to have 50,000 educators using its content to support the Biden administration’s National Cybersecurity Workforce and Education Strategy.
According to CISA’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies, there are over 570,000 open cybersecurity jobs in the United States at present, noting that the number of vacant cyber positions went up by 35 percent in 2022.
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