A Cybersecurity Drought Is Coming

Author(s):

Jan Barbosa, ,

Cybersecurity Drought. Dry Bottom Of The Lake. Dead Dry Land From Drought. Dry Fissured Drought Soil. The Concept

Yes, there is a cybersecurity drought looming over the horizon. The data coming in is alarming; They are announcing that by 2020 there could be a shortage of cybersecurity experts by up to 1.5 million, worse yet, the shortage could reach 3.5 million by 2021. How is a global economy about to connect from 20 … Read more

From the Fall 2016 Issue

The Next Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

Author(s):

Dr. Hamilton Turner, Senior Director, Research and Engineering, OptioLabs, Inc.

William Thornhill, Summer Intern, OptioLabs, Inc.

I have always been captivated by technology. Whether it be playing video games, spending hours messing around on my computer, or always having a mobile device in my hand, I have always had an interest in all things tech. As a freshman at Loyola Blakefield, I discovered the blossoming Cyber Security Club (CSC). My involvement … Read more

From the Fall 2016 Issue

We’ve Come a Long Way… But Are We There Yet?

Author(s):

Dr. Jane A. LeClair, President, Washington Center for Cybersecurity Research & Development

The U.S. is currently facing a severe shortage of qualified professionals to fill the hundreds of thousands of vacancies in IT and cybersecurity. Worldwide, there is a shortfall of over one million professionals, according to some accounts.1 Writing for CSO Online, Steve Morgan reports that “More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, … Read more

From the Fall 2016 Issue

Protecting a University in the New Era of Cybercrime: A Case Study

Author(s):

William J. Britton, Interim Chief Information Officer and Cybersecurity Center Director, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)

Higher education environments thrive on collaboration, research, and the exchange of ideas both inside and outside the university. However, creating an open network to foster that kind of sharing—that is both easy to connect to and secure—is an increasingly complex issue facing universities. Because of the amount of intellectual property, research, and sensitive personal information … Read more