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CyberCast Season 5 Episode 15 28m listen

The White House Wants to Fix the Cybersecurity Workforce

With the release of the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy, the administration and its partners aim to build foundational cyber skills in Americans long-term.

The White House recently released it National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy to enhance and unleash America’s cyber talent. The plan addresses the workforce needs in the public and private sectors by introducing cybersecurity concepts throughout all levels of education. The document proposes making advanced occupational training in cyber more accessible and affordable. Agencies and industry partners have signed onto the document, which builds on longstanding White House workforce goals.

Staff Writer Anastasia Obis and Managing Editor Ross Gianfortune discuss the document’s points of emphasis, its goals and the cybersecurity workforce challenges which the White House looks to address with the plan.

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