Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce, Volume 2

Edited by Jane LeClair


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Page count: 232

ISBN: 978-0-98984516-8

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Category: Cybersecurity

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The scope of the cyber threat is broad…and includes our critical infrastructures, those things that we take for granted like power, water, emergency services, and food supply. A cyber attack on any of these would have a catastrophic effect on our very way of life. We must proactively consider these risks.”
—Sherri W. Ramsay, former Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Threat Operations Center, Department of Defense

Protecting Our Future, Volume 2, completes the comprehensive examination of the cybersecurity threats to our nation’s sixteen Critical Infrastructure Sectors begun in Protecting Our Future, Volume 1. Subject matter experts offer an in-depth analysis of operational needs and suggest best practices within the remaining sectors: IT, the chemical industry, commercial facilities, manufacturing, water systems and dams, emergency services, food and agriculture, and transportation. Used separately or together, these two volumes are an excellent foundational resource, and will enable cybersecurity practitioners, students, and employers to gain ground-level insight from experienced professionals, and to develop top-of-mind awareness in the areas most directly impacting the future of our nation’s security.

Contributors include: Philip W. Burnett, Christina Cooper, Kyle Foley, Anne Kohnke, William M. Martin, Kevin McLaughlin, George B. Murphy, Denise Pheils, Dan Shoemaker, Randall Sylvertooth, and Kin F. Wong.

Dr. Jane LeClair is the former Chief Operating Officer of Excelsior College’s National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI), located in Washington, D.C. She is the editor of Protecting Our Future, Volume One, and the co-editor (with Gregory Keeley) of Cybersecurity in Our Digital Lives, both also published by Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press.


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