Cybersecurity Education:Availability & Access in Public High Schools
The United States has over 769,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs*. The cybersecurity workforce deficit provides an opportunity for high-wage jobs for Americans, which if filled will bolster efforts to protect America’s national and economic security. Securing the cybersecurity workforce starts with ensuring that cybersecurity education and career pathways are available and accessible to students.
Findings are based on a sample of 42.5% of Public High Schools in the United States, resulting in a 99.99% confidence level. Using purposive sampling, data were collected from: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Findings are also reported by state.
Availability of cybersecurity courses and pathways in U.S. Public High Schools.
Number of students who have access to cybersecurity in U.S. Public High Schools.
DARK Enterprises, Inc. is a small, women-led non-profit dedicated to developing, supporting, and stewarding excellent cybersecurity education at the secondary level. Our mission is to nurture a sustainable cybersecurity education ecosystem by providing resources, training, and support to secondary school educators teaching cybersecurity.