Colloquium - Cybersecurity Education and Awareness

Location: 
118 MLH
Speaker: 
Dan Stein
Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) | Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


The demand for cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high. How can the nation address this exponentially growing need for a knowledgeable and skilled cybersecurity workforce? It begins with awareness of cybersecurity careers and by using a common language to describe cybersecurity across the public and private sectors and academia. In an effort to support a consistent nation-wide understanding of cybersecurity work, DHS co-led the development of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework – a blueprint to describe, categorize and organize cybersecurity work into Specialty Areas, tasks, and knowledge, skills, and abilities. Furthermore, DHS is leading education efforts by offering several free resources to support cybersecurity education, including cyber-integrated middle and high school curricula, designating elite cybersecurity degree programs as Centers of Academic Excellence; and building a public-facing training catalog of cybersecurity courses at institutions across the country. Come join this session to learn how to use these different resources to build a pathway to cybersecurity employment for you or your students. Close the gap by helping to fill the 300,000+ open cybersecurity positions!

Bio:

Daniel Stein Program Director, National Cybersecurity Training and Education Program Cybersecurity Education and Awareness BranchDan Stein is acting branch chief for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dan is the former program lead of the National Cybersecurity Education and Training Program (NCTEP), which includes the nationally-focused Federal Virtual Training Environment and Cybersecurity Training Events Program.

Stein has supported DHS's interests in cybersecurity education and training for eight years, both as a federal employee and as a contractor. He has also been active in federal government information security efforts for the past eleven years. Stein recently graduated from the U.S. National War College with a Master of Science in national security strategy. He also holds two master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.