From the Spring 2018 Issue

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Aberdeen Proving Ground Speaks on Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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  The trust put into any network is reliant on three main components: reliable hardware, strong software, and capable, aware people. Network trust, whether implicit or direct, is important for holding the fabric of any infrastructure together, especially during periods of distress or danger. The significant need for network trust especially applies to the cyber-realm, … Read more

From the Spring 2018 Issue

Cybersecurity Workforce Development: A Regional Model for the Nation

Author(s):

Kevin Nolten, Director of Academic Outreach, Cyber Innovation Center

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To build the cyber-educated workforce capable of supporting the needs of government, industry and academia, communities across the country are adapting to the evolving economic and technological landscape. Louisiana, for example, has seen its economic base transform from one that was historically focused on oil and gas, agriculture and gaming, to a diversified 21st century … Read more

From the Winter 2018 Issue

The Cybersecurity Technical Workforce: Clarity Needed

Author(s):

Chad Carroll, Chief Strategy Officer, Chiron Technology Services, Inc.

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When the United States Government published the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative in 2008, cyber education was identified as a critical area of improvement. By 2010, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) was created.  The NICE Team identified four distinct components of the cybersecurity education mission:  Awareness, Formal Education (K-20), WorkforceStructure (HR Framework), and Professional … Read more

From the Summer 2017 Issue

Passport to the Future: A Secondary School Cyber Education Case Study

Author(s):

Owen Haiber, Student,

Steve Morrill, CIO & Director of Cyber Science, Loyola Blakefield

Developing and maintaining a cyber-capable workforce is a significant challenge for the United States. Currently, a significant gap exists between the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals and the number of such people being produced by American talent pipelines. The cybersecurity job market, according to a joint report by Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)2, will see … Read more

From the Summer 2017 Issue

Developing Cybersecurity Leadership – From Art to SCIENCE

Author(s):

Sallie Sweeney, CISSP-ISSMP, PMP, CISM, Principal Cyber Solutions Architect, General Dynamics Information Technology

Finding cyber leaders who have the right amount of technical depth, strength of character, dedication to the mission, and loyalty to the team is like finding a needle in a haystack. Traditional leadership development curricula and frameworks need to address this gap to prepare our future cyber leaders. Cybersecurity teams are often managed by someone … Read more

From the Summer 2017 Issue

Is There A Cybersecurity Labor Shortage or Vision Deficit?

Author(s):

Gary Merry, CEO, Deep Run Security Services, LLC

To understand the status of cybersecurity today, think of it as a young mountain that has formed atop the tectonics of business and technology. The mountain has grown explosively, pushed by the upwelling of industry needs; as the peak elevates, instead of a broader and more secure plateau, it provides less foundation as it loses … Read more

From the Winter 2017 Issue

Train Like You Fight: Cyber Workforce Alignment

Author(s):

Chad Carroll, Chief Strategy Officer, Chiron Technology Services, Inc.

Over the past few years, industry surveys have highlighted the demand for technically skilled cybersecurity professionals, exposing a fundamental workforce shortcoming. The way industry identifies, trains and validates cybersecurity skills is outdated and misaligned. If the current training paradigm continues, the workforce will not grow in a manner responsive to the threat environment, and we … Read more