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SANS has launched the third SANS CyberTalent Fair (formerly called the National Cybersecurity Career Fair), a two-day virtual event that attracts thousands of online attendees seeking career and job opportunities in cybersecurity. The SANS CyberTalent Fair (SCTF) will be held May 14-15, 2015, and provides jobseekers and students with the opportunity to market themselves to leading companies in cybersecurity and engage with employer representative in a unique virtual setting. SANS held the first two career fairs in partnership with Cyber Aces in 2014, with approximately 6,700 total registrants connecting with 27 unique employers at the two events. To register go to

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Take a minute and check out the SANS CyberTalent Fair (SCTF), a virtual career fair hosted by the SANS Institute that will allow you to directly connect with employers about cybersecurity job opportunities in an online setting two days this May! SCTF will be held May 14-15, please don’t wait to register – sign up now at

SCTF uses an innovative event platform that will allow for dynamic one-on-one chats with company representatives and groups chats in each employer booth. In the event, candidates can also view and apply for jobs. Past companies participating include Palantir, Cisco, American Express, Solutionary, NBC Universal, Juniper, CBS, Mayo Clinic, Partners Healthcare, Stroz Friedberg, United Health Group, PwC, Accenture, the US Army’s INSCOM, and more!

Registrants are also invited to take the SANS CyberTalent Assessment exam at no cost. Register now at and connect with SANS CyberTalent on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn


Handle: @SANSCyberTalent

Hashtag: #SANSCTFair

One of the fastest growing career fields in the U.S. today is cyber security and the Departments of Sociology and Mathematics and Computer Science have developed a new interdisciplinary minor to capitalize on this trend. The new Minor in Cyber Security will launch in Fall 2014 and consists of 18 credit hours - 12 credit hours of Computer Science courses and 6 of Criminal Justice.

"We think this minor pairs well with majors from all three Schools and the College of the University," says Melanie Butler, Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. "With the Cyber Security minor, students graduating from the Veritas Program, in a variety of majors, have the breadth of knowledge and skills that Cyber Security employers are looking for."

The need is great, according to the market intelligence firm GovWin, that reports "other areas of government spending will remain flat or decrease, but information security spending is expected to increase with over a 50% growth in the number of jobs and associated dollars over the next four years. This equates to defense and civilian federal agency spending rising from $9.2 billion in 2011 to $14 billion in 2016." Analysts earn median pay of about $75,000 a year, and more than 65,000 new jobs will be created by 2020, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

More information about the Minor in Cyber Security is coming soon!

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