Thinking Out Loud

Stay tuned for bi-weekly blog posts focused on current events, ideas, and resources surrounding the ongoing skills shortage in the cybersecurity industry, current workforce development initiatives, and the NICE Framework.

  • Woman looking up at descending mix of blue-green hue apples, oranges, and lemons with text that reads, "Diversity of Cybersecurity Work Roles"
    Diversity of Cybersecurity Work Roles April 2, 2021 | 8 minute read While it would be counterproductive to curtail the process of finding qualified (technical) cybersecurity workers to be considered for a specific job role by diverting any attention away, we want to add to the conversation by also embracing and advocating for other, essential job roles within cybersecurity that don’t necessarily imply technical experience. Across the cyber ecosystem, there are different roles that require Read More ➩
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    10 Cybersecurity Work Roles and their Alignment to the NICE Framework March 18, 2021 | 5 minute read Recognizing the NICE Framework as an essential tool, whether you’re building your resume and career path, recruiting and hiring cybersecurity talent for your organization, or formulating curricula to guarantee students’ success, is another step towards developing a formidable cybersecurity workforce. CISA states, “One of the biggest challenges is the lack of consistency in the way “cybersecurity” is Read More ➩
  • Cover Image for CyberKnights Blog Post displays text that reads, "Cybersecurity Workforce Development"
    Developing Unconventional Career Pathways for the Cybersecurity Workforce March 4, 2021 | 5 minute read In a society undergoing digital transformation, cybersecurity has the potential to save lives and businesses from complete ruin. For years, experts have been sounding the alarm bells for the shortage in cybersecurity talent. Theories seeking to define the shortage range from inadequate talent, to lack of alignment between education and industry pipelines, and misinformed hiring practices. In New America’s Cybersecurity-Initiative Read More ➩
  • infographic featuring cyberknight about statistics for employers finding qualified cybersecurity candidate
    Skills Assessment – Critical for Cybersecurity Workforce November 12, 2020 | 3 min. read     Identifying bona fide cybersecurity skills has become a top priority for employers looking to fill cybersecurity positions. In a market that exceeds 500,000 open positions in the U.S. for cybersecurity, the issue is not this statistic, but the compounded problems employers face trying to fill these positions with validated talent. The problem becomes detrimental after a person hired into Read More ➩


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