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On Sunday, August 7, CompTIA participated in a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Task Force on Cybersecurity, which was held as part of the 2016 NCSL Legislative Summit. The mission of the Task Force is to engage members in policy discussions and educated members on all things cybersecurity, including how states can combat attacks and the impact of this growing field on state workforces.
Seth Robinson, Director of Technology Analysis for CompTIA spoke on a Task Force panel discussion regarding cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Task Force concentrated on how individuals can be trained to develop the right knowledge, skills and abilities to transfer into this growing segment of today’s workforce. As more individuals become trained for cybersecurity positions, we must work to cultivate common cybersecurity language and standards in education.
Mr. Robinson’s remarks concentrated on informing the Task Force of the five facets of modern security. As CompTIA’s robust research team has seen over time, a change has been spotted in the security industry and more individuals are flocking to these positions. Burning Glass Technologies, a job market analytics firm, has reported a 72% spike in their primary security categories between 2014 and 2015. This prompted a review to determine how the industry is changing. Here’s what they found:
The Task Force will next meet in December in Washington, DC.