This year’s theme, “Challenging the Status Quo: Building a Robust and Sustainable Cybersecurity Ecosystem,” was chosen to inspire presentations that aim to shape the way in which the nation identifies, educates, trains and builds a 21st century cutting-edge Cybersecurity Ecosystem.
The conference will feature three tracks:
- Developing Cybersecurity Talent through Education and Training
This track features initiatives and innovations for identifying, recruiting, and educating the future cybersecurity workforce. Sessions will include creative programs to inspire the next generation of STEM and cybersecurity workforce.
- Nurturing Cybersecurity Communities through Academia, Industry, and Government Collaboration
Collaboration focuses on creative ways that industry and government work with academia to address the growing gap between cybersecurity job postings and the available pipeline of cybersecurity professionals.
- Professional Development
Professional Development covers the requirements to stay up-to-date in a fast-paced environment: technical education, professional certifications, career development, diversity issues, retention concerns, and staff and personnel management.