About Us 2017-12-06T13:16:07+00:00

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 through the Phoenix Forward initiative, an economic development initiative focused on business retention and expansion. 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. The collaborative is currently leading the charge on a curriculum review of a local cybersecurity program that is national certified as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) to ensure it is producing talent that meets industry needs with hopes to expand this program across the region.

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

Cyberseek Cybersecurity Supply & Demand Data

Have a resource to share? Email it to klange@phoenixchamber.com

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