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National Academies Press, 2013
"Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making" considers approaches to increasing the professionalization of the nation's cybersecurity workforce. This report examines workforce requirements for cybersecurity and the segments and job functions in which professionalization is most needed;…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Information Security, Information Technology, Private Sector
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Martin, Nancy; Woodward, Belle – Information Systems Education Journal, 2013
Now more than ever, cybersecurity professionals are in demand and the trend is not expected to change anytime soon. Currently, only a small number of educational programs are funded and equipped to educate cybersecurity professionals and those few programs cannot train a workforce of thousands in a relatively short period of time. Moreover, not…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Labor Force Development, Hands on Science, Experiential Learning
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2014
The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) has achieved particular success in operationalizing the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) in Maryland around cybersecurity. Leveraging its membership of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and government agency leaders, BHEF partnered with the University System of Maryland to…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Security, Corporations, College Presidents
Salomon-Fernandez, Yves – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Within the information technology sector, cybersecurity is considered its own supersector. As information becomes increasingly digitized and a growing array of transactions can be completed in the cloud, people, governments and enterprises become increasingly more vulnerable. The Identity Theft Resources Center (ITRC) reports nearly 5,000 breaches…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Information Security, Community Colleges, Universities
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Fitzgerald, Brian K.; Barkanic, Steve; Cardenas-Navia, Isabel; Elzey, Karen; Hughes, Debbie; Troyan, Danielle – Industry and Higher Education, 2015
BHEF has achieved particular success in operationalizing its National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) in Maryland focusing on cybersecurity. Leveraging its membership of corporate CEOs, university presidents and government agency leaders, BHEF partnered with the University System of Maryland to build a system-wide response to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Internet, Computer Security
Barkanic, Stephen – Business-Higher Education Forum, 2016
The United States faces a pressing national security and competitiveness challenge rooted in a shortage of a diverse, highly skilled workforce, particularly in vital cross-disciplinary fields such as data science and analytics, cybersecurity, and information technology. To address this challenge, Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) launched the…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Postsecondary Education, Labor Needs, Strategic Planning
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2013
This is the first in a series of Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) playbooks intended to assist companies, higher education institutions, private philanthropies, membership associations, professional societies, government agencies, and other stakeholders seeking to understand the potential value of investing in coordinated strategic,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Academic Persistence
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Blezard, Rob – Community College Journal, 2002
Discusses ways in which community colleges are lending their expertise and experience to help make the nation safer after the September 11th attacks. Reports that community colleges are instituting public safety and cybersecurity measures on their campuses and teaching others to do the same. Adds that community colleges are also training public…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Computer Security, Crime