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Advancing the federal cybersecurity workforce

DATE: Now Available On Demand | DURATION: 60 minutes

Hosted by:
Ryan McDermott,
Editor,
FierceGovernment

There's no shortage of reports — whether authored by federal oversight bodies or leading think tanks — on the dearth of cybersecurity workers in government. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education is trying to change that.

NICE hopes to establish an operational, sustainable and continually improving cybersecurity education program for the nation and to improve the cyber workforce within the federal government. More than 20 federal agencies participate in this National of Institute of Standards and Technology-led effort.

This FierceGovernmentIT webinar will explore:

  • The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework;
  • Innovative approaches to cybersecurity training and workforce improvement;
  • The broader focus of NICE in advancing cybersecurity awareness nationwide; and
  • Areas where more work is needed.

Reserve your spot today!

SPEAKERS:

 

Ernest McDuffie, Ph.D., — Lead Agency for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

In early 2010 the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was selected as the lead agency for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and they identified Dr. McDuffie to be the Lead of this important National Initiative. In his previous position he had been appointed the Associate Director of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) in February 2008. Prior to joining the NCO, Dr. McDuffie served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) - Science and Technology for America's Readiness (N-STAR) Initiative. He served as the Lead Program Director for the Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. McDuffie received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.

Ben Scribner — Program Director for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Cybersecurity Professionalization and Workforce Development program

Ben Scribner is the Program Director for the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, National Cybersecurity Professionalization and Workforce Development program. He has ten years of experience leading coalitions of United States federal departments and agencies to develop resources for cybersecurity professionals. He led the establishment of the Federal Virtual Training Environment and Training Events program. Mr. Scribner now supervises DHS leadership of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, or NICE, and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies, also known as NICCS.

Shane Robinson — Information Security Manager, Dell Services Federal Government

Shane Robinson has over 15 years of information technology experience. He has worked for multiple components of the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, designing and deploying innovative technology solutions, and as a senior security architect for Fidelity National Information Systems, a Fortune 500 company that provides secure technology services to the global banking industry. Currently, he is an information security manger protecting sensitive data and critical systems for the federal government. Shane has authored several works on corporate espionage, and contributed to articles and books on computer security. He also holds numerous certifications, including: CISSP, PMP, and ITIL.


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