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Congress needs ‘private sector buy-in’ to address cyber workforce shortage

June 23, 2023

Via: FCW

Private sector companies need to change their hiring and recruitment practices to effectively onboard the next-generation of cyber talent, including reassessing the skills and degrees that they believe are needed to successfully defend against cyber threats, witnesses told members of a House panel on Thursday.

The hearing, held by the House Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee, focused on efforts to grow the nation’s cyber talent pipeline — a critical necessity, given that a report released by a federal working group last year found that there were “more than 700,000 cyber jobs to fill nationwide and nearly 40,000 in the public sector as of April 2022.”

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