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Mission Partner Theater: Cyber Workforce: Observations and Recommendations

  • Room: Hall F, 2800 aisle
Wednesday, May 15, 2019: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM


Moderator (confirmed)
CAPT Glenn Hernandez, USCG (Ret.)
Senior Consultant and CISO Advisor
OpEdge Solutions
Panelist (confirmed)
Zia Anderson
FedVTE Program Lead, Cybersecurity Education & Awareness Branch, Cybersecurity Division
Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency
Panelist (confirmed)
Brian Green
Manager, US Federal Government Partnerships
Panelist (confirmed)
Alan Paller
Director of Research
SANS Institute
Panelist (confirmed)
Danielle Santos
Program Manager
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
Panelist (confirmed)
Samuel S. Visner
Director, National Cybersecurity FFRDC
The MITRE Corporation


 Approved for 1 GIAC CPE

The premise of AFCEA Cyber, Education, Research and Training Symposium (AFCEA CERTS) was to harness the power professionals with diversity of thought and proven practice focused to deliver actional recommendations to remedy cyber workforce issues. This panel will offer perspectives on key take-aways from AFCEA CERTS 2019 and other on-going workforce development initiatives [1].

[1] Workforce Development Initiatives focus on recruiting, developing, and maintaining a pipeline of cyber workforce talent.  Areas for consideration include, but are not limited to the following: apprenticeships, identification of cyber workforce needs, expansion of the cyber workforce, recruitment, hiring, retention, retraining, reskilling, and practices to improve the performance and capabilities of existing staff as well as student pipeline areas such as K-12 career ideation, K-12 cybersecurity education standards/curriculum guidance/curriculum/lessons, finding ways to include cybersecurity in STEM initiatives, Career Technical Education, and 2 year school growth in cybersecurity focus. 


Approved for 1 GIAC CPE