There is a critical shortage of cyber security professionals with the right skills in the United States but the National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education plans to fix this issue:
In the United States, one way in which the federal government has addressed this problem is NICE, the National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education. And one of the ways in which NICE seeks to promote cybersecurity education and workforce development is with a two-day annual conference. In 2015, the NICE conference is being held in November, in San Diego, and you can find the details here. If you or your organization are involved in cybersecurity education and workforce development then you might want to consider not only attending NICE 2015, but also sharing your knowledge, experiences, lessons learned, and so on. The Call for Proposals is still open.
The cybersecurity education and workforce deficit has been discussed several times here on We Live Security, for example during the RSA conference. I certainly believe there is an urgent need to train more people in this field and foster cybersecurity as a career choice for students who are still in school. For example, the annual Cyber Boot Camp that ESET facilitates in San Diego every year is targeted directly at this problem.