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 The way industry identifies, trains and validates cybersecurity skills is outdated and misaligned.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