In an increasingly networked world, in which doing your banking, shopping and investing online is commonplace, securing financial, customer and personal data has become big business — a business that experts expect will continue to grow, and has Mt. Hood Community College’s Cybersecurity program poised to fill those in-demand jobs.

Research firm Cybersecurity Ventures released a forecast of the cybersecurity sector that projects global spending on cybersecurity products and services will exceed $1 trillion cumulatively from 2017 to 2021. The firm estimated an expected year-over-year growth of 12 to 15 percent through 2021.

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