Professional Development

CC-05 - Building the Cybersecurity Workforce for Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 26
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high. How can the nation address this exponentially growing need for a knowledgeable and skilled cybersecurity workforce? To support a consistent nationwide understanding of cybersecurity work, DHS co-developed the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework—a blueprint to describe, categorize and organize cybersecurity work into specialty areas, tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities. Additionally, DHS offers several resources to foster opportunities for continual professional development, including free online cybersecurity training to government employees and veterans (FedVTE).

Come join this session to learn how to apply this workforce framework, along with best-practices and free online resources, to strengthen your cybersecurity workforce and develop adaptable strategies in the face of ever-changing cyberattacks.

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Daniel Stein

Acting Branch Chief of the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A)
DHS CE&A

Dan Stein is acting branch chief for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dan is the former program lead of the National Cybersecurity Education and Training Program (NCTEP), which includes the nationally-focused Federal Virtual Training Environment and Cybersecurity Training Events Program. Stein has supported DHS's interests in cybersecurity education and training for eight years, both as a federal employee and as a contractor. He has also been active in federal government information security efforts for the past eleven years. Stein recently graduated from the U.S. National War College with a Master of Science in national security strategy. He also holds two master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.

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