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Workforce development and credentialing [clear filter]
Tuesday, August 13

1:00pm EDT

Get a job - what do graduates need to know and do to get hired?
Educating and graduating students that meet the needs of employers is hard. In the cybersecurity field, this challenge is compounded by the emerging and dynamic nature of the field, different needs in different industry segments, and the breadth and depth of skills relevant to cybersecurity. This panel brings together practicing cybersecurity experts from industry and government to discuss specific knowledge and skills they are looking for in graduates today, and how they see these needs changing over time. How important are hard skills like programming and penetration testing? How do CTFs translate to job skills? Do students need hardware and operating systems courses? If so, why? What soft skills are most important? What's missing and how might students and educators fill these gaps in the short and long term? Curriculum designers, faculty, and students will benefit from hearing the needs, opinions, and forecasts of this diverse panel.

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Jim Jones

Associate Professor, George Mason University
Jim Jones is an Associate Professor of Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at George Mason University. Jim earned his B.S. degree from Georgia Tech (Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1989), M.S. degree from Clemson University... Read More →

William Tippie

Senior Consultant, Incident Response, Mandiant
Started in 2013 with Mandiant as an intern in Software Engineering; moved to Incident Response in 20152014 Graduate of GMU, BS in Computer Science. Prior to that, BS in Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech, 2009.
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Christian Adounvo

Information Security Lead - Red Team, Symantec
Christian Adounvo leads Symantec’s Offensive Security Red Team. In this capacity, he develops and oversees engagements to strengthen Symantec’s security posture by emulating real-world adversary tactics. Prior to joining Symantec, he’s worked on Red Teams at Capital One and... Read More →
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Andrew Valliere

Security Researcher, Digital Operatives

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Wednesday, August 14

9:00am EDT

Cybersecurity Workforce Training: The Next Frontier
If a company has employees, it has the potential for loss of data. Protecting data is an enterprise-wide issue and it starts with proper workforce training and putting cyber strategies in place that are both defensive and long-range offensive. Panelists will discuss the key elements of a workforce tool kit including legal issues that need to be incorporated into proper workforce training models.

Attendees will leave this session with the basis of job-related skills in the cybersecurity and data privacy industry, including:
  1.  Understanding of cybersecurity as an enterprise-wide issue, not just an IT issue - employees and vendors serve as two of the easiest access points for hackers; and
  2.  Ability to assess initial vulnerabilities and how to best train employees on both technical and legal issues.

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Kameron Melton

Associate, Woods Rogers PLC
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Robert Natt

Partner/Bus Develop Dir, IMPACT Lab, Radford University

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT

11:15am EDT

Innovative Cyber Career Pathways: Internships and Apprenticeships
The most recent workforce study from ISC2 estimates 2.9 million cyber jobs are currently unfilled. It's a large number and it continues to grow. However, these 2.9 million jobs are widely varied - from operations to forensics to architectures to secure code development. They require different skills, talents and capabilities. Likewise, the means by which we address these jobs is widely varied by training, certifications, formal academic programs, technical degrees and non-technical areas of study among others. As we continue to struggle to meet industry's workforce needs, we must become even more innovative in our approaches to prepare students to fill those jobs. Areas getting increased attention include internships and apprenticeships. This panel will offer some perspective on the foundational preparation methods available to students today, why variety and diversity are important, and provide insight into efforts underway to close the workforce gap using internships and apprenticeships.  How do these frameworks address the varied employment needs of industry? How do these frameworks help increase diversity in our future workforce? How do we prepare students with the right qualifications and skills to meet unknown future industry needs? Join this panel to hear how Northrop Grumman collaborates with programs in Virginia and around the U.S. to add value to Virginia's cyber education and workforce ecosystem.

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Diane Miller

Corporate Director, Northrop Grumman
Diane Miller is Corporate Director of Northrop Grumman Global Cyber Education and Workforce Initiatives, leading global efforts in cyber education, outreach, thought leadership and partnerships critical to preparing and creating a diverse global cyber workforce.  Ms. Miller is active... Read More →
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Martha Laughman

Workforce Channel Development & Veterans Programs, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Martha specializes in creating pathways to cybersecurity, and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.  Martha has worked for the Army TAPS program, the US Chamber of Commerce, has served on the Board of Directors for ISSA Colorado Springs, volunteered as... Read More →
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Trung Ngo

Apprenticeship Manager, Northern Virginia Community College
 Trung Ngo currently serves as Apprenticeships Manager at Northern Virginia Community College. In this role, she is responsible for leading all college initiatives for apprenticeships, serving as the primary engagement manager with companies involved in apprenticeship programs and... Read More →
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Dawn Noga

Organizational Development Representative, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dawn Noga is an Organizational Development Representative at Northrop Grumman Corporation.  In her current role Dawn works in partnership with company leaders and state, federal, and educational partners to establish cyber apprenticeship programs at Northrop Grumman.  Prior to joining... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm EDT