Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce, Volume 1

Edited by Jane LeClair

ProtectingOurFuture

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Page count: 278

ISBN: 978-0-9898451-1-3

Pub Date:
Paperback: December 2013
E-book: January 2014

Category: Cybersecurity

Foreign rights available: World

The topic of cybersecurity has been covered with broad strokes in several books, but this work by the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College delves into specific areas in considerable detail. This book will help us understand the challenges and better prepare for our future.”
—From the Foreword by Donald Rumsfeld, 13th and 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense

Protecting Our Future, Volume 1, brings together a range of cybersecurity experts to thoroughly assess operational challenges and workforce needs within Critical Infrastucture Sectors and Subsectors. Contributors examine the threats faced by each sector, and suggest best practices. Sectors discussed in Volume 1 include: military, health care, telecommunications, finance, education, utilities/ nuclear, government, small businesses/ nonprofits, and the international arena. This book is an excellent foundational resource for students, practitioners, and employers who not only want to develop a clearer understanding of what is required when building a cybersecurity workforce, but who need to develop top-of-mind awareness in the areas most directly impacting the future of our nation’s security.

Contributors include: Melody L. Balcet, Anthony M. Bargar, Shana Kayne Beach, Tom Connors, Kyle M. Foley, James H. Jones, Jr., Gregory P. Keeley, Jane LeClair, K. Maman, Ernest McDuffie, Sean Murphy, Kai Roer, and Geoff Schwartz.

Dr. Jane LeClair is the Chief Operating Officer of Excelsior College’s recently launched National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI), located in Washington, D.C. Dr. LeClair is a former dean of The School of Business and Technology, also at Excelsior College.

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