Few young Americans consider cybersecurity as a career choice, poll finds

10/18/2013 | Homeland Security Today

Fewer than 1 in 4 young adults have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in cybersecurity, according to a study commissioned by Raytheon that finds millennials are beginning to implement basic security measures but lack a broader knowledge of the field. The researchers blame the shortfall on a lack of engagement from older adults, with less than 20% of respondents saying they had learned about opportunities in the cybersecurity sector from teachers or guidance counselors.

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