As cybersecurity inextricably links U.S. national security and economic security, government leaders are working to close the cyber skills gap through cross-industry partnerships and other innovative approaches. But is this enough? Will these programs reduce risks, drive meaningful results, and make Americans safer?
These are just some of the questions participants from government and industry will discuss at Deloitte’s Executive Forum on Cyber Workforce Readiness. Panelists from private and public sectors include Kevin C. Cooley, command information officer, Navy Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet; Jim Lewis, director and senior fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center For Strategic & International Studies; retired Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege, Jr., chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation; and Philip Reitinger, Department of Homeland Security deputy undersecretary, National Protection & Programs Directorate.
Among other topics, the experts will discuss the cybersecurity skills government leaders are looking for, what is being done to train and educate today’s cybersecurity workforce, and what public-private sector collaborations are proving most promising.
The forum takes place Oct. 21, 2010, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., with registration and breakfast starting 7:45 a.m. For additional details about the event, visit Deloitte’s website.