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"Existing cybersecurity training and personnel development programs, while good, are limited in focus and lack unity in effort. In order to effectively ensure our continued technical advantage and future cybersecurity, we must develop a technologically –skilled and cyber–savvy workforce and an effective pipeline of future employees."

Initiative #8 to Expand Cyber Education from the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative

Both the public and the private sectors suffer from a lack of highly trained and effective cyber security leaders. In response, the government, businesses, and academic institutions are all exploring ways to retrain the existing workforce and develop a new pool of cybersecurity professionals capable of meeting the needs of tomorrow.

The Cyber Education Symposium offers a rare opportunity for the brightest minds in government (.gov), the private sector (.com), and the educational community (.edu) to convene and discuss trends and challenges in cybersecurity education. The Symposium will provide a forum to identify new ways of thinking about the problem, exchange best practices, and forge a pathway forward that leverages the full resources of our nation’s leadership.

Join in on the Collaboration!

Participating organizations from the Government, Private Sector, and Educational Community include:

  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Defense Security Service (DSS)
  • US Coast Guard
  • National CyberWatch Center
  • Global Knowledge
  • TrainACE
  • SecureNinja
  • Phoenix Technology Solutions
  • (ISC)2
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Maryland University College
  • George Washington University
  • George Mason University
  • Prince George's Community College
  • Excelsior College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Cisco Systems
  • HP

View the full participant list

Attendees will:

  • Hear directly from leaders in government, industry, and academia on the latest trends and challenges in the cybersecurity education and training market
  • Gather best practices covering cybersecurity program creation, financing, and performance
  • Gain a better understanding of the methods and strategies other nations are using to successfully train and educate the next generation of cyber leaders
  • Examine the State of Art in key academic areas – including curricula development, and pedagogy
  • Obtain information on different types of certifications to determine which ones add the greatest value to the workforce
  • Learn about Government programs and initiatives aimed at solving the gap of skilled cybersecurity personnel

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