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The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Melissa Dark - DARK Enterprises, Inc.

Students: Spring 2022, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

Building the Next Generation Cybersecurity Workforce: Progress and Challenges

Jan 12, 2022

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Abstract

This talk explores over 20 years of building the cybersecurity workforce in the United States with a focus on the evolution, progress made, and challenges ahead.

About the Speaker

Melissa Dark
Dr. Melissa Dark has worked in cybersecurity education and workforce development for the past 20 years. Her early work in cybersecurity education focused on the graduate level and has progressively grown down to community college, and now high school, in response to two needs: robust cybersecurity literacy among all cybercitizens and closing the cybersecurity workforce gap. In 2015, she founded DARK Enterprises, Inc., a non-profit which advances the mission of developing, supporting, and stewarding cybersecurity education initiatives in the United States.


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