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Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Boost Cybersecurity Career Interest; Dave Wajsgras Comments

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Dave Wajsgras

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 14, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and the National Cyber Security Alliance have commissioned a study that has shown that the cyber threats during the U.S. presidential election have helped to encourage young adults to venture into the cybersecurity industry, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Zogby Analytics conducted the study that found that 37 percent of young adult respondents are more likely to consider a career in internet security in 2016 — a nearly 10 percent climb from last year, Raytheon said Wednesday.

“Millennials see hacktivists breaking into computer systems and threatening our economy, ” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business segment.

“If we can show young men and women a clear path to careers in cybersecurity, we can make real progress in eliminating the serious cyber talent shortage and making our country more secure.”

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