From the Winter 2016 Issue

Cybersecurity Takes the Right Person

Don Watson, CISSP
Senior Cyber Instructor/Senior Software Engineer | VOR Technology

There is unprecedented demand right now for qualified cyber specialists to fill the ranks of government and civilian positions.1 Although there are many people with expertise in advanced computer and network technologies, many of these workers lack experience in the security-related aspects of these technologies. As a programmer I wasn’t taught how to write secure code until I got a job in the cybersecurity field. Although this lack of experience can be addressed through training programs and direct instruction at work, there are certain characteristics that are hard to measure but essential if a person wants to . . .

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