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June Cyber Breakfast - Ask the Feds
Tue, June 27, 2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM CDT
The Federal cybersecurity workforce has the exciting and challenging mission of protecting government information technology (IT) systems, networks, and data from sophisticated adversaries; safeguarding sensitive data; supporting our Nation’s financial, energy, healthcare, transportation, and other critical systems; and securing our critical infrastructure and intelligence systems. However, the supply of cybersecurity talent to meet the increasing demand of the Federal Government is simply not sufficient. As part of a broad-sweeping review of Federal cybersecurity policies, plans, and procedures, the Cybersecurity Sprint launched by the Office of Management and Budget last year revealed two key observations about the Federal cybersecurity workforce:
Federal agencies’ lack of cybersecurity and IT talent is a major resource constraint that impacts their ability to protect information and assets; and,
A number of existing Federal initiatives address this challenge, but implementation and awareness of these programs are inconsistent.
Moreover, this shortfall affects not only the Federal Government, but the private sector as well. Recent industry reports project this shortfall will expand rapidly over the coming years unless private sector companies and the Federal Government act to expand the cybersecurity workforce pipeline to meet the increasing demand.
Join several Federal Government agencies from the region to learn about their efforts, their priorities, and their challenges. Ask questions on how you can support or get involved with efforts such as Infragard and other initiatives being led by their agencies.