NCI was invited to moderate a panel on “Building the Pipeline of Cybersecurity Professionals” at the 2017 AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium that was held at the Baltimore, MD Convention Center in June. The panel was well attended and featured educators and professionals from academia and government. The panel discussed the importance of building a pipeline of cybersecurity professionals within the public and private sectors and how academic and training institutions can partner to address the national cybersecurity workforce shortage. In addition, the panel discussed available academic and training opportunities, the various cybersecurity career pathways, and other opportunities available to advance careers within cybersecurity.
Learning objectives include:
1) Identify available cybersecurity educational and career opportunities;
2) Identify partnerships between academic and training organizations that maximize options to pursue cybersecurity credentials;
3) Identify trends in cybersecurity research, academic programs and training.
The panel was approved for 1 CompTIA CEU: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).
Audio file from the session is located here: https://youtu.be/6oNRbRx1AjM