Faced with a looming shortage of cybersecurity talent, major firms are taking the matter into their own hands by creating company-led programs designed to attract young people into science, tech, engineering and math fields, and hopefully into careers protecting computer infrastructure somewhere down the line. Since 2005, Raytheon has pumped millions of dollars into MathMovesU, an educational-enrichment program. Companies such as Siemens and Lockheed Martin host national contests to identify emerging talent and place engineers into classrooms to educate students about careers in the tech field.

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