Building a World Class Cyber Workforce


Friday, November 1, 2013
9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
Room B12 | 1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052




On November 1, 2013, the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative hosted a panel of speakers from government and industry who addressed the education and professionalization of the cybersecurity workforce. Dr. Diana Burley, co-author of the recent National Academies report, "Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce," discussed the findings and a panel discussed their views on the following topics and questions:

What types of critical training and skills are necessary for a world class cyber workforce?
Which resources should be provided for a well-trained and committed cyber cadre?
What are the responsibilities of government, the private sector, and academia in enhancing the cyber workforce?
How should all sectors cooperate to ensure that the cyber workforce is ready for all challenges?
Are standards necessary for the cyber workforce?


Diana Burley

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University

Ronald Layton
Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Secret Service

Michael Papay

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Philip R. Reitinger
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Sony Corporation

Tony Sager
Founding Member, Council on Cybersecurity

Moderated by:

Frank Cilluffo
Director, The George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative


"Vote Set on DHS Cybersecurity Workforce Plan", Gov Info Security, October 28, 2013