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Watch live: Solutions for the cybersecurity skills gap

Join Passcode on Oct. 27 for a discussion that will look at solutions regarding the widening cybersecurity skills gap.

Check back here at 9 am on Oct. 27 for live video of Talent Hack: Solutions for the Cybersecurity Skills Gap. Sign up for Passcode's email newsletter for further updates and tweet to join the conversation at #TalentHack.

Whether in private industry or in government, America is in deep need of cybersecurity talent with the smarts to confront cybercime and help secure critical systems. More and more, it's not just programmers or developers at the frontlines of defense. Organizations need nontechnical managers and professionals who can oversee critical data and develop security best practices. Corporations are hunting for chief information security officers at the top while they struggle to train entry-level employees in of cyber hygiene basics.

Passcode and the National Cyber Security Alliance will convene a conversation on three pillars of the cyber talent discussion -- workforce, education, and diversity -- that will feature leading thinkers from government, the private sector and educational institutions to surface the most promising paths forward for building a new generation of cyber leaders. Attendees will learn what's working and what isn't in creating tomorrow's cyber workforce and discover ways they can contribute to deeper pool of cyber talent. This event occurs during the last week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is dedicated to "Building the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals," and focuses on education and the cyber workforce.

Program

Sponsor Remarks: 

Todd Thibodeaux, @CompTIACEO, CEO, CompTIA

Q&A: Moderated by David Grant, @DW_Grant, Assistant Director, Content Strategy, Passcode

Workforce Panel:

Ben Scribner, Program Director, National Cybersecurity Professionalization and Workforce Development, Department of Homeland Security

Darren Burton, Vice President of Human Resources, Raytheon

Q&A: Moderated by Sara Sorcher, @SaraSorcher, Deputy Editor, Passcode

Diversity Panel: 

Cecily Joseph, @CecilyJosephCR, VP, Corporate Responsibility & Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec

Lisa Foreman Jiggetts, @WomenCyberjutsu, Founder/CEO of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

Q&A Moderated by Michael Kaiser, @MKaiserNCSA, Executive Director, National Cybersecurity Alliance

Education Panel:

Rodney Petersen, @RodneyPetersen, Lead, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST

Nadya Bliss, @nadyabliss, Director, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University

Moderated by Mike Farrell, @mikebfarrell, Editor, Passcode

Event Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 2015
9 - 11:00 a.m.
St. Regis Hotel / Carlton Ballroom
923 16th Street Northwest 
Washington, DC 20006

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