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

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), Workforce Structure (HR Framework), and … 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 The way industry identifies, trains and validates cybersecurity skills is outdated and misaligned.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