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CERIAS Security Seminar: Building the Next Generation Cybersecurity Workforce: Progress and Challenges

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
January 12, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Melissa Dark
DARK Enterprises, Inc.

Abstract: This talk explores over 20 years of building the cybersecurity workforce in the United States with a focus on the evolution, progress made, and challenges ahead.

About: Dr. Melissa Dark has worked in cybersecurity education and workforce development for the past 20 years. Her early work in cybersecurity education focused on the graduate level and has progressively grown down to community college, and now high school, in response to two needs: robust cybersecurity literacy among all cybercitizens and closing the cybersecurity workforce gap. In 2015, she founded DARK Enterprises, Inc., a non-profit which advances the mission of developing, supporting, and stewarding cybersecurity education initiatives in the United States.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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