Cybersecurity Skills Gap Analysis

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A research paper that analyzes available jobs for a broad set of occupations associated with cybersecurity, including the development of software, testing, hardening, connectivity, business-related cyber roles, physical security implications, and general cybersecurity knowledge needs. Continue to the bottom of the page for the Resource Link.

Description:
To better understand future workforce demands in the cybersecurity space, the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) conducted research to analyze job postings for a broad set of occupations associated with aspects of cybersecurity, including the development of software, testing, hardening, connectivity, business related cyber roles, physical security implications, and general cybersecurity knowledge needs. With employer demand for cybersecurity-related occupations increasing, identifying standards for this industry is essential for providing guidance for emerging skills needs and training.

This report identifies the following four categories of occupations among the cybersecurity workforce, each associated with distinct aspects of cybersecurity.
• Frontline cybersecurity workers
• Cyber-sensitive service workers
• Physical security and access workers
• Indirect cyber-related workers

The top noted cybersecurity occupations in-demand nationally were cybersecurity analyst/specialists, cybersecurity engineer, auditors, network engineers/ architects, and software developers.

With nearly 7,000 total job postings in Michigan, 39 educational institutions were identified offering programs, degrees, or training related to cybersecurity in the Advance Michigan area. In total, students can choose among more than 90 degree programs and 80 certification programs in this region.

Standards to guide these programs will be critical in the future, as experts in the field believe specialized two-year degrees or certifications are often sufficient, when compared to the now required four-year degree or higher.
Classification:
Connected and Automated Vehicles
Cybersecurity
Other
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Resource Type:
Paper/Report
Institution:
Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan
Author & Title:
Staff Writers
Date Developed:
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Keywords:
automotive,autonomous,connected,career,cybersecurity,data,employment,infrastructure,jobs,mobility applications,transportation
Education Level:
High School (9-12)
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Undergrad Students (15-16)
Graduate Students
Audience:
Educators
General Public
Researcher
Students