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Mass Insight & CISA Address the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Through Virtual Workshop for Massachusetts Students

Mass Insight Schooling & Analysis, Inc.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Safety Company

300 Massachusetts highschool college students participated in digital cybersecurity workout routines and discovered about training and profession alternatives in cybersecurity.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, Might 31, 2022 / — Mass Insight Schooling & Analysis partnered with the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA) to introduce Massachusetts Superior Placement® (AP) STEM and English highschool college students to cybersecurity situations and ideas in addition to post-secondary training and profession paths throughout a four-hour digital discipline journey on Tuesday, Might twenty fourth.

A whole lot of scholars representing 15 public excessive colleges from the state took half in the distinctive on-line workshop, through which CISA representatives mentioned the advantages of cybersecurity throughout totally different industries and delved into potential cyber threats together with the potential impacts to nationwide, state, and native safety. Occasion companions Cambridge Faculty, Northeastern College, and Suffolk College gave college students extra perception into applications, certificates and diploma paths that concentrate on pc science and cybersecurity.

“We should construct a extra inclusive, various pool of cybersecurity expertise and that begins with top quality Okay-12 training,” stated Mass Insight’s Board Chair and Founder and CEO of Evee Safety Consulting Group Gary Evee. “Introducing cybersecurity ideas in the classroom and thru distinctive experiences like our occasion with CISA builds consciousness and entry which could be very impactful as college students think about future profession paths.”

A 2021 Safety Journal article by Kevin Nolten said that “the U.S. is anticipated to face a scarcity of 1.8 million expert cybersecurity employees by 2022, making educating and empowering the subsequent era of cybersecurity professionals crucial to our future nationwide and financial safety.”

Participation on this yr’s occasion greater than tripled from final yr’s pilot initiative. “Occasions of this sort will assist develop the subsequent era of various cybersecurity expertise and strengthen our cybersecurity resilience,” stated CISA Regional Director, Matt McCann. “CISA is proud to collaborate with organizations like Mass Insight to supply college students with consciousness, coaching, and pathways right into a rising and significant profession discipline.”

Over the previous decade, Mass Insight’s Superior Placement STEM & English Program has supported greater than 60,000 college students from greater than 150 public excessive colleges. This system is design to drive a tradition of excessive expectations and dramatically enhance participation and efficiency in AP programs, significantly amongst underserved populations.

“Through AP STEM programming, together with a rigorous pc science curriculum and progressive occasions and partnerships with CISA and native faculties and universities, we’re placing the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow on the path for success in school and profession,” stated Mass Insight’s President and CEO, Susan F. Lusi, Ph.D.

About Mass Insight Schooling & Analysis:

Based in Boston in 1997 and celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary this yr, Mass Insight Schooling & Analysis (Mi) companions with states, districts, colleges, and communities to implement personalized methods and construct capability to advance fairness and alternative in Okay-12 training, so that every one college students, and significantly those that have been systemically marginalized, are ready to attain their tutorial and private potential.

About Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Insurance coverage Company:

As the nation’s cyber protection company, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA) leads the nationwide effort to know, handle, and scale back threat to the digital and bodily infrastructure People depend on each hour of every single day. Go to for extra info.

Lauren Robinson
Mass Insight Schooling & Analysis, Inc.

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