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. https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/90113-mastercard-microsoft-team-with-federal-agencies-and-nonprofit-to-launch-cyber-talent-initiative
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MASTERCARD, MICROSOFT TEAM WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES AND NONPROFIT TO LAUNCH CYBER TALENT INITIATIVE
Mastercard, in collaboration with Microsoft, Workday and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative – a public-private partnership to recruit the nation’s best minds to defend against global cyberattacks. The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is a new program to help reduce the critical talent gap and support the next generation of motivated, mission-driven cybersecurity leaders. The Initiative helps to jumpstart careers and provide the training and experience needed to lead the nation’s cyber defense across the public and private sectors. Participants selected for the program will be guaranteed a two-year placement at a federal agency with cybersecurity opportunities. Before the conclusion of their federal service, participants will then be eligible for full-time positions with the program’s private sector partners, and once hired, will receive up to $75,000 in student loan assistance. Cybersecurity is a critical issue facing our world today. It will take a true collaboration between the public and private sectors to get the right resources in place to address the threat,” said Ron Green, chief security officer, Mastercard. READ MORE