Bridging the Cyber Skills Gap
If you've been following the cybersecurity industry for the past few years, you've likely heard about the "cyber skills gap." In this episode, Perry sits down with Heath Adams (TCM Security), Professor Karla Carter (Bellevue University), Sam Curry (Cybereason), and Lola Obamehinti (eBay) to explore what the skills gap is and how to begin to close the gap. We touch on subjects such as where traditional degrees, online training, certifications, mentorship, and networking fit in, as well as the value of diversity. And we offer thoughts for employers, current industry professionals, and job seekers.
Books and Resources:
- Confident Cyber Security: How to Get Started in Cyber Security and Futureproof Your Career, by Dr. Jessica Barker
- Cybersecurity Domain Map ver 3.0 by Henry Jiang
- Cybersecurity Employment in 2022: Solving the Skills Gap, by Jenn Fulmer
- Cybersecurity: The Starting Line, by 4n6Lady
- The 8 CISSP domains explained, by Luke Irwin
- Examination of Personality Characteristics Among Cybersecurity and Information Technology Professionals, by Sarah E. Freed (utc.edu)
- GenCyber Camps: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars
- NSA National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity
- Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path by Hellen E. Patton
- Over 200,000 Girl Scouts Have Earned Cybersecurity Badges by Ashley Savageau
- Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World, by Marcus J. Carey & Jennifer Jin
- The Value of Certifications, by Javvad Malik
- Transformational Security Awareness: What Neuroscientists, Storytellers, and Marketers Can Teach Us About Driving Secure Behaviors, by Perry Carpenter
- Word Notes Podcast definition of Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Additional voice talent provided by Rich Daigle.
Additional research by Nyla Gennaoui.
8th Layer Insights theme music composed and performed by Marcos Moscat @ https://www.GameMusicTown.com/
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