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June 6, 2017 Comments (0) Views: 100 June 2017, Short Stories, Tip Sheet

By the Numbers: How the Cybersecurity Shortage Can Benefit Recent Graduates

Experts say there’s a huge demand for these jobs, and they’re not being filled

$80K

Average entry-level salary for cybersecurity jobs

45K

Estimated cybersecurity job vacancies throughout California

100K

Estimated number of cybersecurity workers needed by 2020

4K

Number of attempted “ransomware” attacks daily

“The chances are excellent for graduates of homeland security and cybersecurity degree programs to enter the job market directly out of college.”

Lance Larson, assistant director of the Graduate Program in Homeland Security at SDSU, to the Union-Tribune.

Sources: San Diego Union-Tribune; University of San Diego; Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity; U.S. Department of Justice

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