Information technology (IT) is part of every aspect of modern life. Emerging technologies such as high-speed mobile networking and smart cities promise that cyberspace will continue to offer exceptional benefits to society. However, as society uses IT more there is greater potential for adversaries to create disruption and destruction through malicious cyber activities, making advances in cybersecurity imperative. NITRD works with its member agencies to coordinate cybersecurity research and development. But there is a shortage of qualified cybersecurity workers and the demand is increasing. NITRD’s member agencies are leading efforts to develop cyber expertise and build a workforce capable of facing real-world cybersecurity challenges.
Cybersecurity is one of the fasting growing careers in the U.S. Are you a student or know someone who is interested in a cybersecurity career? Confused on where to start? Wondering what are the options in cybersecurity? Take a look at the extensive amount of information on the RESOURCES FOR A CYBERSECURITY CAREER webpage as you explore a career in cybersecurity. Check out the programs for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students, and post-graduates! You will find resources for students, educators, and others spanning information about internships, scholarships, schools with cyber programs, cyber camps, and so much more!
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