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Workforce development and credentialing [clear filter]
Wednesday, August 14

10:15am EDT

So You Want To Work In Cybersecurity? Let's Get Started!
Attendees will learn some tips and tricks on how to prepare to enter the cybersecurity workforce.  You will learn about one of the local non-profit meetups in the Northern VA area - the Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter of (ISC)2 - that provides both networking sessions with recruiters, CISOs and hiring managers in the audience plus hands-on workshops to help our members sharpen their cybersecurity skills.  (ISC)2 is the global non-profit certification body that administers exams and training for cybersecurity certifications such as the CISSP.  Your speaker Dan Waddell is the President of the NOVA (ISC)2 chapter and also Senior Vice President at Zeneth Technology Partners.  In his role, he builds cybersecurity teams for federal and commercial clients across VA, DC and MD.  He will also give advice on how to build your resume and prepare for interviews for cybersecurity positions.  

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Dan Waddell

SVP, Zeneth
I have over 25 years of experience in information technology and cybersecurity, with over 20 of those years in management.  Today, as an experienced director having built several successful cybersecurity business units by winning and managing multi-million dollar budgets and contracts... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am EDT
Room F

1:00pm EDT

How to Help Your Students Get Hired: Applying Coursework to Workforce
You've taught your students the skills they need to work in the CyberSecurity field, but what about preparing them for the interview and hiring process? Check out this session led by Peter Mancuso, Technical Recruiter, for the latest hiring trends and other tips and tricks from an insider. In today's day and age, interviewing is not just about what's on your resume, but how you market your skillset and how well you present yourself. 
Peter works closely with hiring managers on a daily basis from enterprise businesses, healthcare entities, federal agencies, and state and local education IT departments. Peter will discuss the differences in industries and their hiring requirements and go into detail on what hiring managers really look for. He will also touch on certifications to pursue in 2019, managing your online presence, and positions that are up and coming or currently in high demand.

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Peter Mancuso

Technical Recruiter, ABS Technology
Peter is a Technical Recruiter in our Staffing and Recruiting Department at ABS Technology. He holds a Communications Degree from Longwood University and also has a background in sales. Peter made the move from sales to recruiting because he loves having the opportunity to help others... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Room E

1:00pm EDT

IMPACT: Online, Self-Paced Cybersecurity Workforce Development
The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University (www.radford.edu/impact) is delivering online, self-paced, competency-based education (CBE) in cybersecurity throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Cybersecurity Certificate program enables working adults to learn online, at their own pace, to master critical cybersecurity workplace competencies that map to industry standards. In this presentation, we will discuss research-based practices from cognitive science, analytics, simulation-based learning and gamification, which are incorporated into the training to ensure it is challenging, highly effective and engaging. We will also discuss challenges, which include keeping students progressing in a self-paced environment and providing hands-on experiences in hard to teach areas such as penetration testing. In this presentation, participants will also learn how the IMPACT team uses a modular and iterative development process to continuously improve the engagement and efficacy of the training with a focus on micro-credentials and learning science alignment.

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Robert Natt

Partner/Bus Develop Dir, IMPACT Lab, Radford University
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Prem Uppuluri

Professor in Computer Science and Program Director, Cybersecurity @ Radford University, Radford University
Dr. Uppuluri is a Professor in Computer Science and Program Director, Cybersecurity @ Radford University. His research and teaching interests in cybersecurity. He has served as a PI/Co-PI on 7 grants supported by the National Security Agency for developing cybersecurity curriculum... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Room F

2:20pm EDT

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Activities
The National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW) focuses local, regional, and national interest to inspire, educate, and engage citizens to pursue careers in cybersecurity. National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week takes place during November’s National Career Development Month. Learn about activities you can do to help inspire and promote awareness & exploration of cybersecurity careers.

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Davina Pruitt-Mentle

Lead for Academic Engagement, NICE @ NIST
Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle serves as Lead for Academic Engagement of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to joining NICE, she was a senior researcher and policy analyst for Educational Technology... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 2:20pm - 3:10pm EDT
Room C

2:20pm EDT

Virginia Public Schools--Ahead of the Cybersecurity Education Curve
This workshop will give up to the minute information on the courses that have been developed and implemented through every Career Cluster for Virginia's public schools and identify currently available credentials that are aligned to the Cybersecurity courses.in which high school students are enrolled.  The Virginia Department of Education has developed a Cybersecurity pathway brochure that shows the course descriptions and sequences suggested for each of the Career Clusters to share as a part of this workshop.    The newly revised Work-Based Learning Guide for Virginia will be discussed as those opportunities relate to Cybersecurity instruction and opportunities.

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Judith Sams

Specialist, Business and Information Technology, Virginia Department of Education
Judith Sams is the Business and Information Technology Program Specialist at the Virginia Department of Education, following a 31-year career as a secondary Business and Information Technology teacher in classrooms in Fairfax County, Buckingham County, and Fuqua School. She is currently... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 2:20pm - 3:10pm EDT
Room F

3:20pm EDT

Teaching the Unteachable: Developing the keys to a successful Cybersecurity career in students
The so-called "Cybersecurity Skills Gap" is in the news and drives many online debates about the gap and how it should be addressed.  What if the gap was not purely technical skills or facts to be taught?  What if our future cybersecurity professionals were being blocked by artificial barriers?  What are the untaught qualities, abilities, and skills present in successful "hackers" which should be included in any cybersecurity curriculum?  In this presentation learn how to incorporate techniques to encourage the highly desired qualities of Curiosity, Confidence, Creativity, Tenacity, and Empathy in all potential cybersecurity students.

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Chris Hillman

President, CHIP Solutions
Chris is a lifelong learner who has a passion for passing along knowledge.  He is a digital forensics software developer, reverse engineer, penetration tester, and incident responder.  He is passionate about teaching people to do things they consider impossible.  Chris has trained... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:20pm - 4:10pm EDT
Room F