Pictured: A Mastercard display at Mobile World Congress 2015. (Photo credit: Janitors, licensed under CC BY 2.0)

The cybersecurity skills gap and student loan debt: two problems, both trending in the wrong direction.

Launched in April 2019, the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative aims to put a dent in both of these growing issues. The unique program selects a diverse cross-section of university graduates to gain cyber work experience in the public and private sectors. If they complete the program, the former students can receive up to $75,000 (inclusive of tax) in student loan assistance.

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