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Closing the Federal Cybersecurity Gap with KCS Training

According to data collected by a large Information Technology-focused employment agency, there are 122,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 105,000 workers are currently employed in those positions which results in an annual talent shortfall of 17,000 workers for cyber security's largest job. Nearly 200,000 additional openings are requesting cybersecurity-related skills, and employers especially the Federal government are struggling to find workers who possess them. An article recently published by Federal Computer Weekly details the Government's struggle to attract and hire quality cybersecurity professionals to fill open positions, especially in the areas of high demand which include public cloud security skills, where jobs remain open 79 days on average – longer than almost any other.

To help fill the employment gap, Key Cyber Solutions provides mentorship, training, and practical information technology experience to persons wishing to obtain cybersecurity skills to protect sensitive information. KCS has developed a training program designed to prepare the next generation of cyber professionals for the workforces and provide immediate access to opportunities by offering training that is not only technical but develops a solid array of soft skills that bring high value to teams. Possibilities for trained and certified professionals have a very positive outlook and there is a demand for adaptable and committed personnel within Financial Services, Manufacturing, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Healthcare.

The proven skills training program includes certification training, mentorship, and practical industry experience designed to prepare participants interested in pursuing a career in the demanding field of Information Security. Since the inception of the training program, KCS has worked to improve offerings to ensure that every aspect of the approach, from candidate selection, curriculum offerings, mentoring activities, and final entry into the work industry is supported through data-driven evidence and methodology with proven outcomes for success. The KCS training program allows trainees to extend their information technology experience into areas of personal interest by working with new ideas, issues, organizations, individuals, and tools. The goal of the program is to develop trainees for entry into the information technology workplace, to educate them to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society as well as encourage others to explore career opportunities within the industry.

While trainees are prepared for entry-level employment, the larger benefit of completing the KCS program is lasting mentorships and the hands-on practical learning environment that empowers learners to actively engage in learning and participation in development activities that complement their interests and strengths. To learn more about KCS training opportunities, please visit Our Page.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Key Cyber Solutions (KCS) is a HUBZone - certified enterprise IT consulting firm that specializes in agile software development services, program management, and infrastructure services, cybersecurity, and cloud and managed services for both government and healthcare organizations.


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