From the Winter 2024 Issue

Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape: College Students and the Role of Professors in Preparation


Rafael Hocker, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University

Cybersecurity has become a critical facet of our lives in the digital age and is often described as the fifth dimension of warfare (Land, Sea, Air, Space, and now, Cyberspace). A recent Forbes article, published on December 5, 2023, delves into the multifaceted world of cybersecurity, urging college students to recognize its significance and advocating … Read more

From the Fall 2023 Issue

The Significance of Cybersecurity Education in the Era of Digital Innovation


Michelle Moore, Ph.D., Academic Director and Professor, University of San Diego

The Significance of Cybersecurity Education

Tech experts must be tireless in providing top-tier protection against evolving cybercrimes. In many cases, cybercriminals have the means to morph their attacks and evade detection, creating a moving target. The best defense? A well-educated workforce. The impacts of cyber attacks are vast, and consequences of the crimes run the gamut across industries, impacting life … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Developing Gamification and E-sports for Space and Cybersecurity Skills Development


-William J. "Bill" Britton, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, California Polytechnic State University

Danielle Borrelli, Operations Coordinator & Program Lead for the Trafficking Investigations Hub , California Cybersecurity Institute

Developing Gamification

Last year, the United States saw a record high number of cyber-attacks impacting businesses, government entities, and individuals. Sophisticated threat actors continue to produce and enhance attacks that cripple critical infrastructure, with SolarWinds being the latest example. According to IDG Research Services, 80% of senior IT and IT security leaders believe their organizations are not … Read more

From the Fall 2015 Issue

Navigating the Cybersecurity Workforce Development Landscape


Michael Volk, Cybersecurity Specialist, PSA Insurance & Financial Services

The increasing need for advancements in cybersecurity creates new business opportunities, impacts the way mature organizations operate, and changes the way individuals conduct their personal and professional lives. These conditions create tremendous opportunities for organizations and jobseekers alike. However, due to the nature of the cybersecurity workforce landscape, jobseekers often have a difficult time understanding … Read more

From the Fall 2015 Issue



Clark ‘Corky’ Graham, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, LET’S GO Boys & Girls, Inc.

THE STRUGGLE OF SUPPLY & DEMAND WITHIN THE STEM WORKFORCE In 2013, President Obama drew attention to the growing importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers in our country. In the President’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education, the National Science & Technology Office recognized the increasingly important role that STEM plays in … Read more

From the Fall 2015 Issue

Why Education in the Law and Policy of Cybersecurity Is a Must


Markus Rauschecker, J.D., Cybersecurity Program Manager, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

Cybersecurity is no longer within the sole purview of information technologists –its increased prominence has made it an interdisciplinary problem. Solutionsrequire involvement from many stakeholders. Organizational leaders, includingCEOs, financial and privacy officers, lawyers, human resources specialists,policymakers, and many others in both the public and private sectors, mustall have a basic understanding of cybersecurity issues if … Read more

From the Fall 2015 Issue

SPECIALIZED TALENT: National Cyber Analyst Challenge Focuses on Recruiting University Students


Chris Kearns, Vice President of Enterprise IT Solutions, Lockheed Martin

Identifying, hiring and retaining cyber specialists is becoming increasingly competitive in today’s marketplace. Corporations, government, and other organizations are actively seeking skilled information technologists with cybersecurity specialties such as intelligence analysis and identification, forensics, and fusion. In fact, more than 26,980 cybersecurity-related positions were open in April 2015 on the popular job-seeking website Those … Read more