From the Fall 2014 Issue

Strengthening the Brain of the Cyberwarrior: Using Neuroscience to Improve Education

Author(s):

Eric Reeves, Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin

The domain of cybersecurity has experienced exponential growth within the past several years, and with this growth has come the need for programs to educate and train the personnel employed in the field. A recent search on the internet for “cybersecurity training” returned 25,100,000 results, with options extending across degree and certificate programs at universities … Read more

From the Fall 2014 Issue

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

Author(s):

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, … Read more

From the Winter 2014 Issue

IMPACT OF AN IA PROGRAM FROM THE NSA: A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Author(s):

Daren Dunkel, Chief of Staff, McAfee

Today’s headlines feature stories describing the acceleration and sophistication of organized cyber crime and State sponsored military and industrial espionage. Numerous universities, Think Tanks, businesses, and blogs research the topic and track the latest attacks to suggest countermeasures (defenses) to targeted individuals and organizations. Verizon Corporation has been publishing a Data Breach Investigations Report (www.verizonenterprise.com/ … Read more

From the Winter 2014 Issue

Building a Digital Nation through Educational Strategies – A Perspective

Author(s):

Leslie Grove, STEM Bridge Coordinator, National STEM Consortium

The National STEM Consortium (NSC) is a collective of ten community colleges in nine states developed to create and implement five, nationally portable, industry certifications. The certifications include Cyber Technology, Composite Materials, Electric Vehicle Technology, Environmental Technology and Mechatronics. The National STEM Consortium also delivered the STEM Bridge, a two part program established to increase … Read more