Why Cyber?

The Skills Gap: Large & Growing

According to (ISC)², there will be 1.8 million unfilled cyber jobs in the U.S. by 2022.
Source: cyberseek.org


63% of respondents report that their organizations have a shortage of dedicated cybersecurity staff.


59% say their organization is at extreme or moderate risk due to cybersecurity staff shortage.


36% say the workforce skills gap is their #1 job concern, outranking historically topmost responses, including lack of adequate budget, lack of time and lack of work-life balance.

Despite these headwinds, cybersecurity professionals report strong job satisfaction, expect budgets to increase, and are focused on sharpening their skills. Source: (ISC)²

Michigan: Poised for Growth

Michigan has developed a robust cybersecurity community focused on connecting the interests of the cyber, automotive, aerospace, defense, healthcare, and manufacturing industries and is poised to provide successful careers for individuals in information security.


Michigan ranks 3rd in the nation for cybersecurity growth potential. Business Facilities, 13th Annual Rankings Report.


The tech industry in Michigan added 13,160 jobs in 2017, which is third only to California and Texas. www.cyberstates.org


Michigan has experienced 17% growth in occupations that are core to the IT and cybersecurity industry cluster over the past five years. These include jobs in computer science, web development, and electrical engineering. Emsi Inc., 2015

Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map

Cybersecurity talent gaps exist across the country. Closing these gaps requires detailed knowledge of the cybersecurity workforce in your region. This interactive heat map provides a granular snapshot of demand and supply data for cybersecurity jobs at the state and metro area levels, and can be used to grasp the challenges and opportunities facing your local cybersecurity workforce.

Cybersecurity Career Pathway

There are many opportunities for workers to start and advance their careers within cybersecurity. This interactive career pathway shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.

The demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals is large and growing.
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