Cybersecurity Workforce Preparedness: The Need for More Policy-Focused Education
With the Internet of Things, the computerization of critical infrastructure and other essential processes, the ubiquity of computational technology has increased societal vulnerability. The complexity of cybersecurity questions has grown exponentially as attacks from foreign powers, cybercriminals, and hacktivists have risen. However, as individuals who can translate these politically-based technical challenges into policy have become more essential, degree programs focusing on cybersecurity policy have remained scarce. This report addresses the need to include cybersecurity policy training as a part of cybersecurity workforce development.
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Digital Futures Project
Less and less of life, war and business takes place offline. More and more, policy is transacted in a space poorly understood by traditional legal and political authorities. The Digital Futures Project is a map to constraints and opportunities generated by the innovations around the corner - a resource for policymakers navigating a world they didn’t build. Read more
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