- The scope of the threats. What is the actual cybersecurity situation that America faces publicly and privately? How are the threats changing? What can organizations and individuals do to counter them?
- The human capital challenge. Have we reached a supply and demand crisis for information security and assurance personnel?
- Personnel standards for cybersecurity competency. What competencies and levels of experience over an employee life cycle are required to resolve this situation?
- Attracting a good defense. What are the alternatives to “raiding” a small labor pool? What kind of training and retraining programs are being used?
- Education and the pipeline. How are schools, such as those approved by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE), keeping pace with the requirements? Do we need to reform education to get the right people into the right fields of study? Finally, will employers hire these entry-level and early-career professionals?
Discuss Cybersecurity Hiring at the CyberForce Summit
Stolen passwords! Leaked top-secret documents! Escalating attacks on public and private sector networks! Cyberthreats seem to be increasing. Yet, as organizations seek thousands of information security and assurance professionals, midlevel careerists are scarce and young people are reluctant to pursue STEM disciplines. On March 27, 2014, join fellow business and government leaders to find out what you need to know: How can America develop and maintain the competencies to protect a society that depends on information to survive?