IBM Seeks More IT Security Pros

IBM Security announced an initiative to help address the projected 1.8 million-person cybersecurity worker shortage through programs and partnerships that promote a “new-collar” cybersecurity workforce strategy. As part of this initiative, IBM is sponsoring alternative education models at the high school level, while defining new workforce approaches to reach a broader pipeline of employees based on skills, experience and aptitudes as opposed to traditional hiring models which focus on degrees alone. In fact, nearly 20% of IBM Security professionals hired in the U.S. since 2015 fall into this category of “new-collar” employees.

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