Champlain College Online Survey Finds Cybersecurity Events Prompted Majority of Adults to Take Action

Vermont Business Magazine

Champlain College Online today announced findings from its survey, Adult Viewpoints 2021: The Cybersecurity Skills Gap and Barriers to Entry, which found that nearly 80% of American adults took action to protect themselves following recent cyber events and close to 30% of non-cyber workers were willing to consider a cyber career.

The study highlighted an increased interest in cybersecurity and cybersecurity education, but it also brought to light barriers preventing potential cyber professionals from launching careers in the in-demand space that's ripe with job opportunities.

The study revealed three distinct barriers — high expectations of prior training, lack of diversity and inclusion, and toxic work environments.

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