Some 37% of the 2018 ISC2 Workforce Study indicated that they were concerned about the lack of skilled cybersecurity personnel while almost 60% indicated that their organization is at risk due to the staff shortage. This talk discusses the current availability and quality of infosec higher education, how few institutions are preparing their students with the skills they need, and effective training methods that organizations can use to bridge the gap in-house.

Heather Lawrence is a data scientist for the Nebraska Applied Research Institute who earned her undergraduate and masters degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida. In previous lives she was a USN nuke, VA photographer, NCCDC winner, [email protected] mom, and darknet marketplace miner. Her current research centers on the application of machine learning to intrusion detection.