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Addressing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

At UMSL, we realize that cybersecurity is both a technical and a management issue. Thus, our innovative cybersecurity programs engender security thinking and skills at the interface of technical and business aspects of cybersecurity.

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How large is the cybersecurity workforce gap today? According to (ISC)² research, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is close to 3 million globally. Asia-Pacific is facing the largest talent shortfall with a gap of 2.15 million.

Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research

UMSL is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA and DHS. UMSL also holds the only Security Policy Development and Compliance focus area designation in the Midwest. Learn more...

Programs are designed to provide hands-on skills to students at all levels. UMSL is home to the Cybersecurity and Information Technology Innovation Lab (CITIL) which contains physical lab facilities and fully virtualized lab environments. Learn more...

Departmental, University, and external (industry/government) scholarship opportunities are available to students pursuing cybersecurity programs. Learn more...

Faculty focus on providing applied cybersecurity skills to students while working on cutting edge research. Learn more...


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UMSL is a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education



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