Filling the cybersecurity workforce gap is education’s responsibility

edscoop | December 04, 2019

To fill the massive demand for cybersecurity talent, secondary and higher education should focus their attention on developing cybersecurity courses that are rooted in IT operations and applications. With 300,000 open cybersecurity positions in the United States and 4 million open cybersecurity positions globally, many technology experts are calling for a forward-thinking approach to the country’s workforce challenges. Among them are Casey O’Brien, executive director of the National CyberWatch Center, a network of schools and businesses advocating for cybersecurity education, and Jim Kowatch, CEO of Infosec Learning, a company that sells a platform for teaching cybersecurity skills.

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Please excuse the buzzword, but artificial intelligence will truly change the enterprise learning game forever, particularly in the way L&D admins develop and design their programs, and create more immersive experiences for their learners.Docebo’s newest whitepaper examines how AI will help alleviate a number of the pain points felt today by L&D administrators. Insights include:What is AI in the context of learning.

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Prospect Park Capital Corp. Announces Tutors On Demand Initiates The Development Of the First English As A Second Language School in the Metaverse

Tutors On Demand | February 09, 2022

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