Cyber Pipeline Learning Series

August 30 – November 12, 2021 (Virtual)

Working groups at the Solving the Cyber Workforce Shortage Forum identified three major obstacles to filling gaps in the cybersecurity workforce. This learning series offers three sessions – one directed at each of the major obstacles. These sessions feature speakers whose organizations have taken an innovative approach to tackling the issue at hand. Join us for just one (or for all three!) as we hear about the best practices, ongoing challenges and creative solutions to three major obstacles facing industry in attempts to fill cyber workforce shortages. Registration is required. There is no cost to attend.

August 30 at 12 p.m.: Session 1

October 8 at 12 p.m.: Session 2

November 12 at 12 p.m.: Session 3

Session 1: Offering Work-Based Learning Opportunities
(originally recorded on August 30 at 12 p.m.)

How can industry and others offer work-based learning experiences to students? In particular, small businesses feel they do not have the capacity, capability and type of work to provide the experience needed by the customer. They are forced to hire only those with existing experience.

Session 2: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Workers
October 8 at 12 p.m.

It seems as though Education and Industry are always in competition for CS and Cyber Experts. To inspire the next generation of workers, students need exposure at a young age to get them interested in the field. How do we ensure that students have sufficient access to teachers, mentors, guest speakers, etc. who can help them understand and aspire to the opportunities available?

Session 3: Recruiting (and Training) a Diverse Workforce
November 12 at 12 p.m.

From race, gender and religion to socio-economic status and neuro-diversity, there are many ways to measure diversity in the workforce. To meet the critical threats of the future, we need to dispel the myth of the monolithic cyber expert and actively recruit and encourage individuals from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. What steps must we take now to ensure that we incorporate greater diversity into the workforce?