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Building a World-Class Cyber Work Force: A Panel Discussion at the George Washington University

202-994-1849; [email protected]

Dave Andrews
202-994-5631; [email protected]       

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.

Panelists include:
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.
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

Media interested in attending should contact Kurtis Hiatt at [email protected] 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.