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NIST-industry ‘CyberSeek’ initiative releases latest figures on cybersecurity workforce gap

By Charlie Mitchell / January 25, 2023

CyberSeek, a government-industry partnership led by NIST’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, finds persistent demand for cyber workers despite tech-sector layoffs and calculates that “nearly 530,000 more cybersecurity workers in the US [are needed] in order to close current supply gaps.”

“Despite concerns about a slowing economy, demand for cybersecurity workers remains historically high. Companies know cybercrime won't pause for a market downturn, so employers can't afford to pause their cybersecurity hiring," Lightcast vice president of applied research-talent Will Markow...

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