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“Demand for cyber security is clear. Research shows more than 40 percent of organizations are experiencing a shortage of cybersecurity professionals,” said Karen Holbrook, USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor.

USF Sarasota-Manatee announced the beginning of the InfoSec GRC Analyst Program. The four-module training will be offered free of charge for up to 250 people.

The goal is to equip participants with essential skills to navigate cybersecurity challenges.

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“I think this will recruit people from all across the country that want a cybersecurity job. There’s not a lot of universities that offer this type of curriculum. To have this here I believe will be excellent. I think it will be a draw to the community and USF for this specific program,” he said.

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Kendra Simpkins is the founder and CEO of Operation Warrior Resolution.

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USF plans to host in-person networking meetups twice a year, providing opportunities for learners to connect with industry professionals and expand their professional networks.

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