From the Winter 2020 Issue

Reassessing the Cyber Workforce Gap

Adam Firestone
Editor-in-Chief | United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Epidemiology, with respect to public health, is often used as an analogy when discussing cybersecurity.  The two are strikingly similar, encompassing notions of impacted populations, specialist expertise, containment, and cure. Education is acknowledged as a primary means of reducing epidemiological risk, especially with respect to HIV/AIDS.1  It has this effect by generating an ability to process and understand risks related to behavioral choices, and to make informed decisions prior to engaging in behaviors that carry potential health risks.2 Correctly targeting the educational effort is essential . . .

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