The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced $6.8 million in funding for the nonprofit CYBER.ORG to carry out its K-12 cyber education mission.
In order to create a more robust cybersecurity workforce, security experts explained on Wednesday that cybersecurity education needs to start at the K-12 level.
CYBER.ORG, an organization funded by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has declared June as National Cybersecurity Education Month to raise awareness of K-12 cybersecurity education.
As the health care and education sectors have become prime targets for cyberattacks, experts from those sectors expressed their needs on May 18 for more funding and Federal collaboration to better protect the cyber posture of schools and hospitals.
With at least a half-million cybersecurity positions unfilled in the United States, Federal experts and educators said closing the gap on the shortage of cybersecurity professionals begins with cyber education efforts, particularly at the K-12 level.