The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) recently partnered with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) to launch AZCyberTalent.com, a website to connect students, employees, educators, and corporations who are interested in getting involved in and improving the cybersecurity community in Arizona.
Building a Pipeline of Cybersecurity Talent
One of the biggest intentions of the website is helping connect cybersecurity talent with prospective employers.
“The No. 1 concern our members have today is finding talent, particularly in the IT space, and especially in the area of cybersecurity,” said AZTC CEO Steve Zylstra. “Breaches are happening almost every day, and companies need the talent to prevent the breaches from happening.”
It is estimated that 1.5 million cybersecurity positions will be unfilled in the U.S. by 2019, with over 6,800 of those being available jobs in Arizona.
Cyber Security Canyon
AZTC and GPCC join good company in these efforts, as the Cyber Security Canyon board, made up of industry leaders in the Phoenix Valley, began similar efforts in 2015. This group’s events calendar has been incorporated into the new AZCyberTalent website.
To learn more about the Council’s efforts in building tech talent in Arizona, please contact Lwitte@aztechcouncil.org.