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Title: Creating Cybersecurity Professionals of the Future

Abstract

Cybersecurity is a growing public concern with more threats and vulnerabilities being discovered and exploited by adversaries each day. In particular, industrial control systems (ICS) are at a higher risk because their components were not designed with cybersecurity in mind. With increased risk to ICS, it is vital that the employees who work on the system are trained in cybersecurity best practices and the latest threats. Research has shown that there are currently no curriculum standards for an ICS cybersecurity professional, which may contribute to the issues faced during the hiring process. In fact, most individuals require extensive post-hire training before they can begin normal operations. The goal in cybersecurity is to become operationally resilient, which means in part that employees of an organization are trained to prevent and handle a cybersecurity incident. Therefore, the authors present a project that offers a solution to the education gap by creating a workforce pipeline for ICS cybersecurity professionals. The project is a virtual ecosystem for collaboration and transforming operational resilience (VECTOR). VECTOR incorporates many different efforts to increase operational resilience including the development of ICS cybersecurity curriculum and apprenticeships.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
D071
OSTI Identifier:
1545530
Report Number(s):
INL/EXP-19-55071-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Intern Expo, Bennion Student Union, 08/08/2019 - 08/08/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 - MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 21 - SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Cybersecurity; Industrial control systems; Workforce pipeline; Cyber education

Citation Formats

Hott, Jade A, Zohner, Derek Dahl, Fetzer, Kathryn Marie, and Malzahn, Travis Edward. Creating Cybersecurity Professionals of the Future. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Hott, Jade A, Zohner, Derek Dahl, Fetzer, Kathryn Marie, & Malzahn, Travis Edward. Creating Cybersecurity Professionals of the Future. United States.
Hott, Jade A, Zohner, Derek Dahl, Fetzer, Kathryn Marie, and Malzahn, Travis Edward. Thu . "Creating Cybersecurity Professionals of the Future". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1545530.
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abstractNote = {Cybersecurity is a growing public concern with more threats and vulnerabilities being discovered and exploited by adversaries each day. In particular, industrial control systems (ICS) are at a higher risk because their components were not designed with cybersecurity in mind. With increased risk to ICS, it is vital that the employees who work on the system are trained in cybersecurity best practices and the latest threats. Research has shown that there are currently no curriculum standards for an ICS cybersecurity professional, which may contribute to the issues faced during the hiring process. In fact, most individuals require extensive post-hire training before they can begin normal operations. The goal in cybersecurity is to become operationally resilient, which means in part that employees of an organization are trained to prevent and handle a cybersecurity incident. Therefore, the authors present a project that offers a solution to the education gap by creating a workforce pipeline for ICS cybersecurity professionals. The project is a virtual ecosystem for collaboration and transforming operational resilience (VECTOR). VECTOR incorporates many different efforts to increase operational resilience including the development of ICS cybersecurity curriculum and apprenticeships.},
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