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Jeetu Patel on bridging the cyber skills gap

This video is part of: Centre for Cybersecurity

Jeetu Patel, Executive VP of Cisco, argues that the complexity of cybersecurity, particularly the jargon used by professionals, discourages people from entering the field.

This creates a barrier for those who might be interested in cybersecurity but feel overwhelmed by the technical language and intricate products involved.

Patel's solution for closing the cyber skills gap

Patel emphasizes the need for clear communication to make cybersecurity an attractive field for a wider range of backgrounds.

He highlights that everyone on the planet needs protection, and attracting diverse talent is crucial to enhancing cybersecurity solutions.

By simplifying communication, the field can not only become more accessible but also attract the "best minds" to tackle the growing challenges.

Universal need for cybersecurity

The interview segment concludes by reiterating the universal need for cybersecurity. Everyone, regardless of location or background, requires protection in today's digital world.

This urgency underscores the importance of addressing the skills gap and making cybersecurity a more welcoming field for potential talent.

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