The cybersecurity talent gap has become an industry crisis. According to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study from the ISC Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is expected to reach 1.8 million people by 2022. The same study also projects that by 2022 the U.S. will have 265,000 more cybersecurity jobs than qualified workers.
Georgia Tech's newest Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity with edX is working to address this global workforce shortage while increasing higher education accessibility and affordability. Nelson Baker, dean of professional education, sat down with Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX to talk more about the program.
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