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The State of Cybersecurity in 2021: Data Breaches and Leaks
Cybersecurity issues made headlines over the last year with major breaches such as Solar Winds, Microsoft, and Twitter. The amount of leaked data and accounts in 2020 are estimated at over 11 billion worldwide. The U.S. alone faces billions in lost revenue due to lack of security protocols and user awareness. The cybersecurity landscape and demand for effective leaders and professionals continues to grow at an alarming rate. Currently, in the State of California there are 67, 915 unfilled cybersecurity positions (source cyberseek.org). Cybersecurity is a problem for every company and public agency with demands for expertise, skills and training not just for computer scientists but also a variety of liberal studies and beyond. Graphic design, sales, marketing, business development, human resources, business administration, corporate social responsibility, public policy, and legal ramifications of privacy and security are all relevant, needed professions in cybersecurity. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about careers in the exciting, high growth industry of cybersecurity. This panel of industry experts will discuss the following topics:

Why do you need to be concerned about cybersecurity, data breaches and leaks, and the future workforce?

Hear from prominent experts about their journey into the field of cybersecurity

Current issues impacting the U.S. from data security to social engineering

Opportunities with Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute next quarter

The emerging field of space and cybersecurity

Diversity, hiring, and the new COVID-19 job marketplace

There will also be time for your questions and answers on the cybersecurity marketplace

Oct 19, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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