Cyberworkplace announces a new age requirement. Applicants aged between 16 and 27 are now eligible to join our program. The decision comes as a response to the economic crisis due to Covid-19 and the increasing need for cybercrime fighters.
Millions of people worldwide have lost their jobs due to the current crisis. Data from the International Labor Organization show young people have lost jobs faster and greater than other society segments. The numbers are even higher when it comes to deprived communities, especially among those without proper skills and education. Supporting these youngsters by giving them access to opportunities is crucial and very much needed.
Cyberworkplace find that the need for cybercrime fighters is bigger than ever before. We see a worldwide increase in cybercrime, taking advantage of the Coronavirus. In the Netherlands, a surge in amateur hacking is seen due to teenage boredom. We believe that by providing the right education and training, Cyberworkplace can guide them in the right direction.
With the increase of cybercriminals and unemployment, Cyberworkplace saw this as an opportunity to increase the age requirement from 25 to 27. It is also a chance for young people to get reskilled and switch careers due to the economic change caused by the pandemic. By doing this, Cyberworkplace wishes to reach a bigger group of passionate young people and give them a chance to develop in cybersecurity.
Cyberworkplace is a non-profit initiative focusing on reducing the cybersecurity talent gap and promote cybersecurity awareness.
We provide free training and coaching to tech-savvy youngsters such as gamers, hackers, and students who lack practical experience in their study programs. We help them develop the skills they need for the 21st-century cybersecurity labor market and link them to leading (IT) security companies and organizations for internships and more.