Data finds 62% of consumers across the US and UK agree if they or their child had more established education around cybersecurity they would have considered entering the field
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New research released today from ThreatX, the leading API and application protection platform, reveals that consumers believe today’s cybersecurity talent shortage is in large part due to limited exposure to the profession and a lack of cybersecurity education and training at a younger age within school systems. 90% of consumers polled say they have concerns about the future of cybersecurity if more isn’t done at an earlier stage to expose students to the field, and 62% agree that if they or their child had more established education around cybersecurity in school, including courses, clubs, and access to STEM programs, they would have considered entering the cybersecurity field.
ThreatX surveyed 2,000 consumers across the US and UK to examine how they feel about today’s cybersecurity talent shortage, their outlooks and concerns for the future if this trend continues, and what needs to be done to bring more exposure to this increasingly important field. Results found that nine in 10 agree that not enough is being done to educate students on the opportunities open in cybersecurity, and 88% of consumers are concerned that today’s cybersecurity talent shortage will negatively impact the security of their personal information.