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Veterans: A Good Bet to Fill the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

There’s a talent shortage for trained cybersecurity pros, but fertile hunting grounds can be found among veterans preparing to leave military service.

Organizations as diverse as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies promote hiring veterans for jobs in the private sector.

The cybersecurity industry is projecting a staffing shortage of 1.8 million unfilled jobs globally by 2022, according to Forrester Research. And research from Enterprise Strategy Group and the Information Systems Security Association indicates that 45 percent of organizations claim to have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills…

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