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MEDIA ADVISORY The National Academy of Public Administration and The Florida Center for Cybersecurity to Host Forum on Expanding the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce

Post Date: March 29, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity will host an April 5th forum, Expanding the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce: A National Imperative. The event will focus on ways to close the gap on the current shortage of cybersecurity professionals, focusing on non-traditional approaches to training, educating, developing, and ultimately expanding the cyber talent pipeline, as well as other alternatives that can be implemented.

At least a half-million cybersecurity positions in the U.S. are unfilled. Demand for cyber professionals continues to outstrip the supply, and closing that gap is now a national imperative. As a result, it is a priority of the Biden Administration, the Congress, and the new National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, who will provide pre-recorded remarks at the forum.

The National Academy of Public Administration’s recent report, A Call to Action: The Federal Government’s Role in Building a Cybersecurity Workforce for the Future, suggests a number of alternative approaches to accelerate, expand and diversify the cybersecurity talent pipeline. The forum’s panel of experts – leaders from the front lines of cybersecurity workforce development who have long labored to close the cyber talent gap and can provide “insider” insights – will delve into those issues and opportunities.

Registration for the event can be found here.

WHAT: Expanding the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce: A National Imperative

Hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity

WHEN: April 5, 2022

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

WHERE: The event will be held virtually, via webinar

WHO:


Invited Keynote Speaker:

Chris Inglis
, National Cyber Director, The Executive Office of the President

Event Co-chairs:

Dan Chenok
, Director; IBM Center for the Business of Government; Academy Fellow and Co-Chair of the Academy Panel on Developing a National Cybersecurity Workforce
Karen Evans
, Managing Director, Cyber Readiness Institute; Academy Fellow and Co-Chair of the Academy Panel on Developing a National Cybersecurity Workforce

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Ron Sanders
, Staff Director, Florida Center for Cybersecurity; Academy Fellow

Panel Members:

Dr. Diana Burley, Vice Provost for Research from American University and a leading cyber workforce educator
Dr. Tony Coulso
n, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Center and Professor, California State University at San Bernardino; Lead for the National Centers of Academic Excellence Community in Cybersecurity
Dr. Costis Toregas,
Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Institute, George Washington University; Academy Fellow

Panel Discussant:

Dr. Charles Romine
, Director, Information Technology Laboratory,
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)


MEDIA: Media planning to attend the webinar session should register here.

About the National Academy of Public Administration

Chartered by Congress to provide non-partisan expert advice, the Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. Learn more at https://napawash.org/

About the Florida Center for Cybersecurity

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity was established by the Florida Legislature in 2014 to help position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity through education, research, and outreach. Hosted by the University of South Florida, it leads a spectrum of initiatives to inspire and educate future and current professionals, support industry-advancing research, and help people and organizations better understand cyber threats and what they can do to stay safer in cyberspace. Learn more at https://cyberflorida.org/

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