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Cyber Center for Education & Innovation Fall 2018 Symposium

Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Cyber Center for Education & Innovation Fall 2018 Symposium

Location: College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

In November, the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) co-sponsors a Fall Cybersecurity Symposium with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). The program is an official event of CyberMaryland and is held in Adelphi, MD.

About the 2018 Symposium

A recent report by the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee recommended that the United States undertake a “Cybersecurity Moonshot” to harness the power of government, industry and academia to “fundamentally transform the security of our digital landscape” and attack the roots of cyber insecurity. This symposium will focus on some of the fundamental challenges of cybersecurity education and workforce development and how they might be overcome.

The cybersecurity skills gap, its persistence, and its implications for the nation are well documented. The urgent question is: Why does this state of affairs exist? Normally, the market solves labor shortages through rising wages. Educational institutions respond by offering programs that lead toward careers in shortage areas. Students are drawn to and prepared for these careers. Over time, the market reaches a dynamic equilibrium where the supply of needed professionals adapts to and paces with demand. But this does not seem to be happening. If anything, the cybersecurity skills gap is growing both in terms of an insufficient number of new professionals and their level of skills.

This one-day symposium will address the 'why' question and seek to identify solutions through keynote addresses and panel discussions. It will include the perspectives of senior leaders, policy makers, employers, faculty and students who will focus on how powerful new technologies might be used to boost the talent pipeline, slow the demand for cybersecurity professionals, and help the nation achieve a sustainable equilibrium.

Symposium Topics

~ Education and workforce development as a fundamental pillar of cyber security
~ Progress to date and trends in cyber education and workforce development
~ Perspectives from Maryland students in STEM educational programs
~ The relationship between the workforce market demand and educational outcomes
~ The role of innovative technologies in strengthening the quality, accessibility, and inclusiveness of cyber education

Learn more about the Agenda, Speakers, Sponsors, and Registration at the link below. Space is limited so please register today.

The CCEI Fall Symposium is an affiliated event of CyberMaryland 2018.