The numbers might vary depending upon who is tracking, but the findings are all the same – the need for cybersecurity professionals is critical. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 16,300 workers are needed each year till 2030; Cyberseek.org says almost 600,000 open jobs exist today.

With this need for talent and recognizing the value of diversity for the industry, training and certification organization SANS Institute is partnering with CyberSN, a woman-founded cybersecurity career and staffing firm to help the state of Maryland develop homegrown talent.

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