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Tech Talk - Pathways for a Career in Cybersecurity: Insights for Educators, Employers, and Job Seekers

15 Nov
Tuesday, 11/15/2016 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Campus Center, Room 805-09
Special Event
Speaker: Rodney Petersen

You are all invited to learn about cybersecurity workforce at an information session on Tuesday, November 15.

Speaker: Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

As the field of cybersecurity continues to mature and grow there are a variety of work roles to be performed and academic or career pathways to be pursued.  This presentation will demonstrate the Cybersecurity Jobs Heat Map, a new interactive tool for exploring both demand and supply of the cybersecurity workforce.  It will also provide an overview of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework that is a reference for employers, job seekers, and education and training providers.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute for Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.  The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.  NICE fulfills this mission by coordinating with government, academic, and industry partners to build on existing successful programs, facilitate change and innovation, and bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep our Nation secure. Learn more about NICE

Rodney Petersen is the director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He previously served as the Managing Director of the EDUCAUSE Washington Office and a Senior Government Relations Officer. He founded and directed the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Initiative and was the lead staff liaison for the Higher Education Information Security Council. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, he worked at two different times for the University of Maryland - first as Campus Compliance Officer in the Office of the President and later as the Director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He also completed one year of federal service as an Instructor in the Academy for Community Service for AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps. He is the co-editor of a book entitled "Computer and Network Security in Higher Education". He received his law degree from Wake Forest University and bachelors degrees in political science and business administration from Alma College. He was awarded a certificate as an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.

Event Location:  Campus Center, Room 805-09
Registration Link:  Event Registration
Cost: Free

This event is sponsored by UMass Amherst Information Technology.