The growing number of cybersecurity threats and attacks expose the importance of engaging students in hands-on learning. Not only are cybersecurity threats increasing, they’re also becoming significantly more complicated.
Unfortunately, the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals isn’t keeping up. According to a report from Intel Security and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 209,000 U.S. cybersecurity jobs went unfilled in 2015.
Educational institutions from grade schools to universities can correct this problem by broadening hands-on classroom learning to address the need for well-trained cybersecurity professionals.
Here are five ways we can begin closing the cybersecurity skills gap: