Robert Norris - National Defense University
The Forgotten Information Assurance Professional - Educating the Senior IT Manager
Sep 26, 2001PDF
AbstractThe US Government has recently authorized two new programs funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense to educate Information Assurance/Security professionals. These agencies are addressing the shortage of cyber professionals by developing a cadre of undergraduate and graduate students in computer science focused on information assurance and cyber security.
However, senior IT managers, many of them not well educated in this fast growing field, will manage these and other cyber security professionals. The resources needed by these new professionals to comply with the myriad security requirements of the Federal Government will be reviewed and funding authorized by senior IT managers.
Discussed will be the need to educate senior IT managers on information assurance/security, the Federal laws and regulations with which they must comply, and suggested improvements to university programs to address the cyber security knowledge of managers.