Majority Of UAE Youth Eager To Pursue Careers In Cyber Security, Survey Reveals
India Strategic|November 2017

Raytheon, Forcepoint & NCSA Poll: Emirati Youth Lead Global Peers In Awareness And Action To Address Cybersecurity Issues

ABU DHABI, UAE. Young adults in the UAE are considerably more likely to choose a career in cybersecurity than their peers elsewhere in the world,according to a new survey commissioned by Raytheon, Forcepoint and the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The survey also discovered that the UAE has been successful in engaging most youth to try activities that would let them test their interest and aptitude for cybersecurity careers.

For the report, “Securing Our Future: Cybersecurity and the Millennial Workforce,” Raytheon and Forcepoint, in partnership with NCSA, surveyed 3,359 young adults aged 18 to 26 from nine countries across four continents. The annual survey demonstrated young Emiratis consider parents increasingly influential figures for career advice and are confident that their parents would know how to guide them to pursue a career in cybersecurity and educate them on staying safe online. In addition, young Emiratis hold values that support a strong cybersecurity posture for their nation, saying they think cybersecurity issues are important and offering to serve in national security roles.

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