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Microsoft Offers Cybersecurity Training To 100K Young Women By 2025

Microsoft started a global Cybersecurity Skilling Initiative in 2021 with a Ready4Cybersecurity program aiming to provide alternative pathways to empower women and underserved communities to pursue a career in the cybersecurity field.

As part of its Ready4Cybersecurity program, once again the second time, Microsoft is launching new collaborations in Asia to train and certify 1,000,000 young women and underrepresented youths in cybersecurity by 2025.

The company said that working with local nonprofits, government, business, and educational organizations will improve employment in cybersecurity by filling the talent gap and creating a diverse cybersecurity workforce.

The business estimates that 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will open globally in 2025, with a 35% rise in demand for cybersecurity professionals over an eight-year timeframe.

The possibility for women to work in cybersecurity is enormous, given that they only make up 25% of the worldwide cybersecurity workforce.

In 2022, since the start of the Ready4Cybersecurity program, Microsoft has trained over 19,800 people from underserved communities, offering up to 18,300 cybers killing programs.

In January 2023, Microsoft partnered with the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) to educate India youth in cybersecurity.

This collaboration aims to provide job opportunities to its first-year batch of 1,100 underprivileged youngsters, while 3,500 learners will receive training, internships, or career possibilities in the cybersecurity industry.