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How offering conversion training to ex-military personnel can help close the notable skills gap in cybersecurity

How offering conversion training to ex-military personnel can help close the notable skills gap in cybersecurity

How offering conversion training to ex-military personnel can help close the notable skills gap in cybersecurity

Research by Frost and Sullivan confirms there is a significant gap of available qualified cybersecurity professionals and states there will be 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2022. (1)

With such a high demand for cybersecurity professionals and a notable shortage of talent, a new executive report from IBM’s Institute for Business Value (2) looks at how to close this gap by filling cybersecurity roles through a “new collar” approach that involves tapping professionals who may not have a traditional college degree - but who do have in-demand technical skills and aptitudes.

SaluteMyJob interviewed head of IBM's Security Division in Europe, Julian Meyrick, a former Regimental Signals Officer, who served for six years in the Royal Green Jackets in the British Army. Mr Meyrick discusses how veterans are a valuable talent pool that could help fill the large number of vacant cybersecurity roles and how offering conversion training to ex-military personnel is a way of addressing and closing this notable gap.

Read more here to see how Satisnet was involved in the most recent IBM, SaluteMyJob and Corsham Institute training course https://www.salutemyjob.com/veteran-employment-blog/ibm-how-offering-con...