Companies To Tackle Cybersecurity Shortage By Training Over 1 Million People

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Several companies, including (ISC)², Cisco and Fortinet, have vowed to train millions of people to address the lack of cybersecurity experts. The decision was announced during the White House National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit on Tuesday.

(ISC)², a non-profit association of certified cybersecurity experts, introduced the (ISC)² One Million Certified in Cybersecurity Program. The program, which will begin registration in September, promises to train one million people through its Certified in Cybersecurity basic certification exam and its free training program.

Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates will become (ISC)² members with access to a wide range of professional development resources to help them throughout their careers.

Cisco also announced plans to educate an additional 200,000 students in the United States over the next three years. Cisco already operates a business education program, the Cisco Networking Academy, which connects 49% of the nation’s community and technical colleges and 48 of the country’s 107 HBCUs.

Fortinet will begin its information security awareness and training service, which will be available to schools in the United States, as part of the company’s effort to train one million people in cybersecurity by 2026.

The sources for this piece include an article in TechRepublic.

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