Cyber attacks are on the rise yet building a strong cybersecurity team is a big challenge for any organization. Talent is scarce and the current workforce gap is estimated at more than 4 million worldwide. Those who are in the field are often frustrated by the fact that too many organizations have unrealistic expectations for the positions they are trying to fill. Overloaded job descriptions with excessive responsibilities or unrealistic experience requirements are common for both entry-level and even mid-career jobs. Beyond that, there is lack of support once cybersecurity professionals join an organization. There are no clear plans for training, mentorship or advancement. This leads to talent drain, dissatisfied team members, continuous hiring cycles, and ultimately weaker security postures and incident response capabilities. In other words, it’s a crisis in the making.
GRCIE offers tuition-free cybersecurity education to the underserved communities of BIPOC, women, and veterans. By doing so we are providing job opportunities and the chance for these groups to build sustainable careers. At the same time, we are able to provide trained GRC professionals to companies in need.
GRCIE enriches the lives of its candidates by combining education, exposure, and career-building opportunities. It delivers a highly energetic, engaging, and interactive user-centered learning experience and a holistic approach to preparing for a career in cybersecurity.