Hunt for US cyber security pros intensifies

Employer demand for cyber security professionals across the United States continues to accelerate, according to new data.

CyberSeek, which was created by CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies, released its findings in conjunction with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference hosted in Miami, FL by NICE, a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

It says U.S. employers in the private and public sectors posted an estimated 313,735 job openings for cyber security workers between September 2017 and August 2018. That’s in addition to the 715,000-plus cyber security workers currently employed around the country.

“Increasingly, governments and businesses are working to build better defense against cyber attacks, but training programs are simply not producing enough cyber security talent to keep up with demand and to keep data-driven enterprises safe,” said Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies in

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