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.
*Cyberseek.org November, 2022
Note: The charts are interactive.
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Continue Studying the Landscape and Include Measurements of Student Demographics at the Course/
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Research made possible by:
Collaboration with the National Cryptologic Foundation CAE-C: H98230-20-1-0292 Subaward: SA20137; the University of Alabama - Huntsville, and Moraine Valley Community College, Illinois.