From the Fall 2015 Issue

Navigating the Cybersecurity Workforce Development Landscape

Author(s):

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

INSPIRING OUR FUTURE STEM WORKFORCE

Author(s):

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

Author(s):

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

Author(s):

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 SimplyHired.com. Those … Read more