As cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication, organizations face a persistent challenge in recruiting skilled cybersecurity professionals capable of protecting their systems against the threat of malicious actors. According to recent surveys of cybersecurity professionals conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), 56% are impacted by the cybersecurity skills gap, 76% indicate difficulty in finding qualified cybersecurity talent and 61% believe half of cybersecurity applicants are not qualified.
Delivered through the Cyber Range, the Passage Program is a professional service designed to bridge the skills gap for upcoming and established cybersecurity professionals.
There are two core components of the program, the Placement Initiative and the Upskill Initiative. While not an accrediting body, these initiatives will provide training, professional consulting and career placement. Both initiatives focus on the same cybersecurity job roles but are directed towards an individual’s current skill and experience level. Learn more about each initiative below: