News: Microsoft aiming to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs by 2025 across US

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Microsoft aiming to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs by 2025 across US

Microsoft's efforts come as the United States has faced some of the broadest and most sophisticated hacks it has ever seen, including the SolarWinds attack that US officials say hit scores of entities.
Microsoft aiming to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs by 2025 across US

Microsoft has shared that it will provide scholarships or assistance to about 250,000 students and will provide training for new and existing teachers at 150 community colleges across the country. The company also said that it will provide curriculum materials for free to all community colleges, as well as four-year schools, in the country.

"Over the next three years, we'll put many tens of millions of dollars behind this effort. This is an opportunity for us to get started. This is not the ceiling on what we'll do," Microsoft President Brad Smith said. 

Smith also said that many of the customers that Microsoft works with that have suffered hacks could have prevented or mitigated hacks by putting better practices in place, but many lack the cybersecurity personnel to do so.

Microsoft's efforts come as the United States has faced some of the broadest and most sophisticated hacks it has ever seen, including the SolarWinds attack that US officials say hit scores of entities, including many in the federal government.

President Joe Biden held a meeting with Microsoft and other large technology companies in August aimed at improving technology supply chain security.

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