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Building a World-Class Cyber Work Force: A Panel Discussion at the George Washington University
MEDIA CONTACTS: Kurtis Hiatt
The George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative will host a discussion on the education and professionalization of the cybersecurity work force.
Diana Burley, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, will discuss findings from the recent National Academy of Sciences report, “Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce," which she co-authored. Following, a panel of experts will discuss critical training and skills necessary for a world-class cyber work force, what resources are needed across all sectors to develop a well-trained and committed work force and whether common standards are necessary for the work force.
• Diana Burley, associate professor of human and organizational learning, GW
• Ronald Layton, deputy chief information officer, U.S. Secret Service
• Mike Papay, vice president of information security and cyber initiatives, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
• Philip R. Reitinger, senior vice president and chief information security officer, Sony Corporation
• Tony Sager, founding member, Council on Cybersecurity
The panel will be moderated by Frank Cilluffo, director of the GW Cybersecurity Initiative
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013; 9:30 a.m.
The George Washington University
Elliott School of International Affairs, Room B12
1957 E St., N.W.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)
Media interested in attending should contact Kurtis Hiatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-1849. This event is open to the public.
Chaired by former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, the GW Cybersecurity Initiative brings together the university’s cybersecurity programs in an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. It provides research-based solutions and hosts in-depth discussions on cybersecurity challenges.