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Wanted: Cybersecurity Professionals

“The challenge is how to challenge middle school students in Warrington to get on the first or second rung of the cybersecurity ladder so that they can be on their way to a six-figure job,” Underhill said. “We have to build our workforce of the future. You don’t start doing drugs when you’re inspired about a cybersecurity project or career.”

Randy Ramos, Global Business Solutions Inc. CEO, is hosting four, weeklong Summer Cyber Camps for children to get them in the cybersecurity job pipeline.

“Cybersecurity is so vast and so wide and affects so much of what we do,” Ramos said. “The marketplace here in Pensacola is very strong.”

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CYBER JOB FACTS
The hardest-to-fill cybersecurity jobs call for financial skills, such as accounting, or knowledge of regulations associated with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, alongside traditional networking and IT security skills.

More than 10 percent of cybersecurity job postings advertise a security clearance requirement.

Some 84 percent of cybersecurity postings specify at least a bachelor’s degree, and 83 percent require at least three years of experience.

On a per-capita basis, the leading states for cyber hiring are Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Colorado; all have high concentrations of jobs in the federal government and with related contractors.

Source: Burning Glass Job Market Intelligence: Cybersecurity Jobs, 2015

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