Bill Blatchley became a cybersecurity competition coach to support his Civil Air Patrol unit, and has taken his team to the national finals of the CyberPatriot cybersecurity competition multiple times over the last seven years. Continue reading to learn more about Blatchley and the personal rewards of coaching a team.
Addressing Cybersecurity Priorities with Free Training for All Government Employees
Cybersecurity threats are a serious and growing concern. Developing a trained workforce is the first and most essential step in maintaining cybersecurity resiliency in any organization, including in the government. To meet this need, DHS offers free training and professional development resources to all government employees and veterans through the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE).
CyberCompEx: Enrich Your classroom with Cybersecurity Competitions
Today’s classrooms are buzzing as teachers help students break down complex STEM and cybersecurity concepts. But how can teachers empower students to engage in cybersecurity outside of the classroom? One way is to coach or mentor a cybersecurity competition team!
Shape the Future of the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce!
DHS is conducting focus groups with civilian federal government subject matter experts to identify qualifications (e.g., education, training, credentials) for NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Work Roles.
Cybersecurity certifications are valuable for anyone in the cybersecurity space, and NICCS has compiled a list of well-known industry certifications. Some are perfect starting points on your career path and others will help increase future career opportunities. NICCS wants to highlight those certifications in need which will help close the skill gaps in the cybersecurity workforce.
Inaugural Cybersecurity Orientation Conference Webcast Available
Leading cybersecurity professionals in the Federal Government shared their personal experiences, and discussed their career paths during the webcast of the Inaugural Cybersecurity Orientation Conference.