There is a strong and growing cybersecurity ecosystem in Arizona. We can and should be leaders in this critical field.

This website is designed to be a one-stop shop for students, employees, employers, and educators in the AZ cybersecurity ecosystem.

AZCyberTalent.com is a product of the AZ Cybersecurity Workforce Collaborative, convened by the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation. The collaborative is made up of a wide variety of companies that have cybersecurity as a component of their business, but not as their core business function. The group consists of industry professionals, educators and training partners working to address talent shortages for security analysts at the junior, mid and senior levels.

The Cybersecurity Workforce Collaborative has partnered with members of the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) to develop a continuum of workplace experiences and share best practices to expand these opportunities.

A robust action plan has been developed around 4 key areas:

  1. A collaborative marketing and communications strategy promoting cybersecurity careers in Arizona – one product of which is AZCyberTalent.com
  2. An education strategy focused on aligning education programs with employer needs and capacity building
  3. Increasing internal and external workplace experiences for job seekers
  4. Collecting and utilizing supply and demand data to make more informed decisions to strategically address talent shortages in cybersecurity

“In order for us to meet the threat in cyberspace, we must develop the best cybersecurity experts in the nation and keep them here in Arizona.”

Doug Ducey, Arizona Governor

“The impact of cybersecurity careers on our region’s economic and workforce development is staggering. Through AZCyberTalent.com, we are highlighting Arizona’s thriving cybersecurity industry and increasing its visibility for our future workforce.”

“Arizona has been a leader in cybersecurity since the early ‘90s. As we continue to grow and stake our claim as a premier national hub in this sector, AZCyberTalent.com will provide our technology community with an outstanding tool to help address the increased demand for a more adept cyber workforce.”

“The AZCyberTalent.com website is just a sample of the power that this workforce collaborative has to promote the fact that Arizona has world-class educational and workplace resources to help meet the tremendous demand for cybersecurity expertise. It is imperative to note that this is a vitally important and highly compensated skill that does not require a four-year degree to get started.”

Russ Johnson, Co-chair, GPCF Cybersecurity Workforce Collaborative

“The AZCyberTalent.com platform takes an important step in providing a unified statewide message both within Arizona, and supporting Arizona’s growing nationwide recognition as a leader in responding to the cyber threat through highly creative solutions driven by unparalleled statewide cooperation.”

Resources You Can Use

Please use these resources at your events, in your presentations, in social media, share with your networks — these are to help standardize the way we talk about Arizona’s cybersecurity ecosystem. Tell your friends!

Other Helpful Resources from the Ecosystem

Regional Cybersecurity Chapters

Useful Resource Categories

Training Resources

  • Apprenti Arizona

    Tech is the fastest-growing industry in the world, and one in 20 job openings are in tech. This unique apprenticeship program puts you on a straightforward, step-by-step fast track toward your dream job. The tech industry is seeking to diversify its workforce, so Apprenti is actively recruiting women, people of color, and veterans — although anyone is eligible to apply.

  • Arizona Commerce Authority Return Stronger Resources

    This is a comprehensive list of virtual resources to find additional industry training programs, academic courses, certifications, and bilingual services offered by industry leaders, educational institutions, and community organizations.

  • Coursera Together: Free online learning during COVID – 19

    This resource is offering free online learning during COVID-19 through December 2020.

  • Grand Canyon University Cyber Saturday

    This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in the cybersecurity field and a high-impact career path that’s dynamic, fast-growing, and everchanging with unlimited growth. You’ll get an inside look at cybersecurity and types of careers in the industry while using advanced technologies and participating in hands-on activities and demos.

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