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Cybersecurity & Leadership Resource Documents

The Institute of Technology maintains a resource guide of documents, and reports relevant to the cybersecurity academic and professional career fields.

Application Of Pedagogical Fundaments For The Holistic Development Of Cybersecurity Professionals

This 12 page article provides the integrated academic, professional, experiential/certification approach to expertly preparing  all levels of the workforce cybersecurity professionals up to the challenge of defending the cybersecurity infrastructure of society.  Written by Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky and Dr. Viatcheslav M. Popovsky, this article appeared in acm Inroads 2014 March: Paving the Way Toward Excellence in Computing Education”.

Senior Cyber Leadership: Why a Technically Competent Cyber Workforce Is Not Enough

Prepared by The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) this 27 page report identifies the 10 General Findings and Observations concerning Cyber Leaders. CSFI discusses the seven graduate level programs addressing the development  of the next generation of Cyber Leader.

A Human Capital Crisis In Cybersecurity: Technical Proficiency Matters

A White paper of the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency . This 53 page report provides a comprehensive approach to addressing the shortage of cybersecurity professionals with a variety of remedies. This document came from the Center for Strategic and International Studies 2010.

Readying the Next Generation Cyber Workforce:Acquiring, Developing and Retaining Cyber Professionals.

This 16 page “analysis” by Booz Allen Hamilton presents a case study to address the growing demand for educated well trained, and experienced cyber workforce that covers an organization’s “cyber Workforce Lifecycle”.

Cyber IN-SECURITY: Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

This 36 page report collaborative prepared by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton supports the findings of earlier research that the federal government needs more skilled cybersecurity professionals. The report provides recruiting, hiring and retention information to agencies seeking to hire this illusive workforce commodity.

NICE: National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has developed the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (“the Framework”) to provide a common understanding of and lexicon for cybersecurity work. Defining the cybersecurity population consistently, using standardized terms is an essential step in ensuring that our country is able to educate, recruit, train, develop, and retain a highly-qualified workforce.

Ponemon Institute Report on the Top Universities to Study Cybersecurity (http://www.ponemon.org/local/upload/file/2014%20Best%20Schools%20Report%...) - Please hyperlink this title.

Ponemon Institute conducts independent research on privacy, data protection and information security policy. Their goal is to enable organizations in both the private and public sectors to have a clearer understanding of the trends in practices, perceptions and potential threats that will affect the collection, management and safeguarding of personal and confidential information about individuals and organizations. University of Washington is ranked as the 10th best university to study cybersecurity.

SANS Salary Survey

SANS Salary survey provides an overview of the cybersecurity workforce. Insights are provided into the balanced approach of education, experience, certifications that lead to significant career in this rapidly expanding career field.