The industry-wide shortage of trained cybersecurity personnel is not a new story, but Trustwave has begun to take a new approach to find not only trained cybersecurity staffers, but also those with no training or computer skills at all.
To develop a pool of new talent, three years ago Trustwave partnered with the Chicago Community College system -- offering it equipment, staff and other investments to develop a cybersecurity curriculum focused on new students, those seeking a career change, and former military personnel. Chris Schueler, senior vice president, managed services at Trustwave, told SC Media at Black Hat that all that is asked of the school is that his company gets first crack at hiring the graduates. So far about 25 people have been brought into Trustwave in this manner.
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