Issues in Cybersecurity Workforce Development

By December 19, 2018 April 23rd, 2019 Events, MCSA Meeting

January 2019 Midwest Cyber Security Alliance Meeting

To become more cyber proficient and resilient as a country, we must have a comprehensive, highly-skilled cybersecurity workforce across industry and the government. This requires effective workforce development that will help your organization understand its cybersecurity staffing needs, enable you to make more efficient and effective decisions when it comes to the recruitment of qualified professionals who can meet those needs, and help you retain top talent by providing clear job descriptions and career development opportunities.

As you might expect, however, there are many issues and questions that collectively make up what the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calls “the cybersecurity workforce development challenge.” Join us at the next Midwest Cyber Security Alliance meeting for a panel presentation that will address the following topics and others related to this challenge:

  1. How are you recruiting, or how are you providing recruiting or placement services, and what methods, sources, processes, and requirements do you employ in doing so?
  2. What challenges do you currently face related to cybersecurity workforce development?
  3. How do you attract your target candidates and retain your current employees?

We are pleased to co-host the January 2019 Midwest Cyber Security Alliance meeting in collaboration with the InfraGard Wisconsin Members Alliance (IWMA), the state chapter of a national public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the Federal Bureau of Investigation that is focused on the development, management, and protection of critical infrastructure. Join us before the panel presentation for complimentary cocktails and networking with IWMA members representing local companies, municipalities, and educational institutions.

There is no fee to attend this event, but advance registration is required. Please let us know if you can attend by clicking here or using the RSVP button below.

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Jennifer Rathburn
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Tina Chang
Chief Executive Officer, SysLogic

Chad Zahrt
Assistant Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

Thomas Allen
Network Services Account Manager, TEKsystems

Norm Mackensen
Director of IT, Briggs & Stratton


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Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must be in attendance on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

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