On September 11, 2018, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center hosted a Cybersecurity Networking Social, which allowed for both students and companies in this field to have a smaller, more focused event to connect with each other. There were 18 companies and over 200 students in attendance.
It is estimated that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US by 2021. Events like these help companies find a direct source of students to fill this immense knowledge shortage.
The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center will also be hosting an additional networking social in the Spring.