Defending the Web: A Forum on Cybersecurity & the Workforce

May 18, 2017
Washington, DC

Our digital world cannot exist without security. We couldn’t send work emails, upload vacation photos, post updates, buy groceries or transfer money safely if our data and private information was not secure. When it comes to safeguarding our health records, digital infrastructure or national defense, cybersecurity is essential. But, a growing demand for cybersecurity talent has revealed a huge shortage of skilled workers and qualified students.

The Atlantic gathered public officials as well as stakeholders in business and higher education to explore the cybersecurity jobs pipeline and the future of the industry.

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  • Thursday, May 18
  • 8:00 a.m.WelcomeEmily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
  • 8:25 a.m.The View from the Hill ISenator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 8:45 a.m.The View from the Hill IIRepresentative Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 9:05 a.m.Teaching CybersecurityVice Admiral Walter E “Ted” Carter Jr., Superintendent, United States Naval Academy
    Wayne Frederick, President, Howard University
    DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College
    With Gillian B. White, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • 9:50 a.m.The Cyber Jobs PipelineAngela McKay, Senior Director of Cybersecurity Policy, Microsoft
    Major General (Ret) Brett Williams, Co-Founder, IronNet
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 10:20 a.m.Closing ThoughtsEmily Akhtarzandi, AtlanticLIVE


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