From the Fall 2014 Issue

Taking the Lead on a Regional Approach to Solving Cybersecurity Workforce Challenges

LeVorn Smalley
Industry Navigator, Cybersecurity & IT | Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Maryland is a cybersecurity hot spot, with the main cybersecurity industry region radiating from government and defense missions surrounding Ft. Meade in Anne Arundel County. Aberdeen Proving Ground and Patuxent River Naval Air Systems Command have also seen rapid growth in government cybersecurity activity in addition to commercial cybersecurity sector growth in Prince George’s, Baltimore, and Howard Counties. The rapid growth has created a shortage of skilled employees in the central Maryland region.

The Baltimore area is the third largest in the nation for cybersecurity job openings with stakeholders in the region stating the need for more qualified cybersecurity . . .

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