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Microsoft aims to cut cybersecurity workforce shortage in half by 2025

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  • Microsoft will partner with community colleges across the U.S. and provide free resources in an attempt to help end a shortage in cybersecurity workers, the company announced Thursday.
  • The company believes it can help train and recruit 250,000 people into the cybersecurity workforce by 2025.
  • Microsoft also believes the effort will help diversify the cybersecurity workforce.

Microsoft will partner with community colleges across the U.S. and provide free resources in an attempt to help end a shortage of cybersecurity workers, the company announced Thursday.

The company believes it can reduce the country’s workforce shortage by half by 2025. It aims to help train and recruit 250,000 people into the cybersecurity workforce by then.

“We think we can make a meaningful difference in solving half of the cybersecurity jobs shortage,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a press conference Thursday, adding that “we should be optimistic that in the next 12-24 months we can start to make a real dent.”


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