From the Fall 2022 Issue

From the Publisher

Karen Austin
CEO | United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Karen Austin


Welcome to the Fall 2022 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine!  As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank our supporters, members, sponsors, contributors, and everyone else who makes the magazine possible.  All of us here at the United States Cybersecurity Magazine remain committed to bringing you, our readers, the best and most topical cybersecurity information available.

As we roll into another National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s important for us to all take a moment to reflect on the idea that a national cybersecurity capability doesn’t occur in a vacuum.  It’s part of a comprehensive ecosystem that includes policy, legislation, technical acumen, and talent.  Most of all, talent.  Unfortunately, Americans don’t often spend enough time considering where that talent comes from.

Cyber talent doesn’t just appear, fully formed, from out of the ether.  It must be developed, carefully nurtured, and encouraged, and supported until it matures and can take its place on the front lines of the American cybersecurity industry.  The cyber talent pipeline starts during elementary education, begins to take root during secondary school, and is polished and matured during vocational training or university education. 

Unfortunately, America has allowed the nascent stages of the pipeline to decay and atrophy.  The recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that two years of remote learning has hit American students hard, with across the board decreases in math and reading scores.  This sort of performance does not augur well for the incubation of the cyber talent of the future.

Just as we demand control of our cyber destinies by seeking, and providing, the best solutions across all industries, we must demand accountability and performance from those institutions charged with the (awesome) responsibility of educating the next generations.  More importantly, we must demand accountability and performance of ourselves.  At the end of the day, we, the American people, are responsible for the failure or success of the preparation of our hope for the future.  It’s essential that we get involved in the educational enterprise and demand excellence.

And that’s where you come in.  It’s your dedication, your professionalism, and your expertise that will help right the educational ship.  Parents matter.  Industry matters.  You matter.  Our collective challenge is to rapidly steer things to a place where our kids are the best prepared in the world.  It’s one of the reasons why we at United States Cybersecurity Magazine produce this publication.  There’s so much all of us can do to develop the next generation of cyber talent.  We can speak.  We can offer community training.  We owe it to our nation and to our future. 

We includes YOU.  Help us raise awareness about how educating for cybersecurity is an essential component of American prosperity.  Let us showcase your solutions to real problems. 

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