Why studying security in college is a waste of time

To gain the security skills most needed at many companies, students and graduates will have to take a counterintuitive approach to their education and career.

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Skills gap

You hear a lot about the skills gap in technology. And nowhere is that gap wider, many say, than security. Some companies are taking matters into their own hands. For example, Facebook is trying to teach middle schoolers how to hack so it might raise a generation savvy in security.

To gain the security skills most needed at many companies, students and graduates will have to take a counterintuitive approach to their education and career. Whether just entering college or recently graduated, Shawn Burke, Global CSO, Sungard AS, details how to get started.

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