NCSA’s Parent Primer for Guiding Kids to Careers in Cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Get Involved
In the recent Securing Our Future: Cybersecurity and the Millennial Workforce survey conducted by Raytheon, Forcepoint and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), 40 percent of millennials (18- to 26-year-olds) internationally indicated that parents were a primary source of career advice, yet only 27 percent stated they were “very confident” that their parents could help guide them on pursuing careers in cybersecurity. It’s not surprising that parents might not be knowledgeable about careers in cybersecurity, since it’s a relatively new profession, and most probably have not met or known someone in this line of work.
This tip sheet provides user-friendly resources parents can tap to educate themselves and have conversations with their children about the many rewarding opportunities in the cybersecurity workforce.