Fox Business Explains:

According to a recent survey from Raytheon, 79% of U.S. businesses suffered a cybersecurity incident within the last year. As a result, the need for cybersecurity professionals is growing each year.

By 2019, the cybersecurity job shortage will be 1.5 million, said Michael Brown, CEO, Symantec. And the future of the profession relies on the largest group in the American workforce - Millennials.

Raytheon’s survey revealed that 41% of Millennials are interested in cybersecurity careers provided they know what the job entails.

Valecia Maclin, Director of Cybersecurity and Special Missions at Raytheon predicts that cybersecurity can become the next hot job path for recent graduates. “I have no doubt in my mind about that.”

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