With the U.S. facing a shortage of roughly 314,000 cybersecurity professionals in the workforce, according to CSIS, there is an urgent need to build cybersecurity skills and fill the workforce pipeline with students who are prepared to pursue cybersecurity careers. The aftermath of the SolarWinds breach has shown that there is a desperate need to expand K-12 cybersecurity education across the country. Since its inception in 2007, over 21,500 teachers have enrolled in CYBER.ORG’s content platform and over 14,000 teachers have been trained to use CYBER.ORG content for cybersecurity education. Kevin and the CYBER.ORG team are currently finalizing nationwide K-12 cybersecurity learning standards with the goal of having all 50 states adopt them. Expected in the fall, these standards will ensure that all students have equal access to standardized K-12 cybersecurity education.
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Marc French has more than 25 years of technology experience in engineering, operations, product management, and security. Prior to his current role at CISO at Product Security Group, Marc was the SVP & Chief Trust Officer at Mimecast, Inc. and has held a variety of senior security roles at Endurance/Constant Contact, EMC/RSA, Iron Mountain, Digital Guardian, and Dun & Bradstreet. With all this security experience, Marc has created a series of career ladders to help guide infosec professionals with their job journey, including the illustrious CISO position. We will also cover whether you really want to be a CISO...
All of the open source career ladders can be found here: https://github.com/product-security-group/Security_Ladders
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