With an alarming talent gap in the industry, cybersecurity can no longer be thought of as a technical problem with a technical solution; it must be treated as a critical business concern. Charles Eaton of CompTIA discusses how apprenticeships can supply companies with a more predictable, sustainable pipeline of applicants, while providing new cybersecurity workers with necessary experience, education and mentorship.
Although information security analysts will be the fastest growing overall job category, the supply of analytics talent isn’t rising fast enough to meet this demand. Charles Eaton believes that good technologists can make great information security analysts, and that tweens and teens should become a focal point in this area.
There are many issues confounding and complicating raising the next generation of technologists. Seven myths exist about technology careers discourage potential teenage technologists and their parents. As a leader of a philanthropic organization dedicated to creating on-ramps to tech careers, Charles Eaton considers busting those myths not only a duty, but a pleasure. Charles tackles these seven myths one-by-one here in his latest ITSPmagazine Experts Corner.
My last article for ITSPmagazine defined the term “technologist,” a label that applies to people working in companies of all shapes and sizes across the country along a broad spectrum of industries—not just those that write software and make hardware. in this new piece, we will take a look at the mentorship process for the next generation of technologists.
How can U.S. companies possibly narrow a tremendously cavernous skills gap in the world of IT security? Social innovation executive and author, Charles Eaton, believes one viable solution is now wending its way through our nation’s middle and high schools. In this 5-part series, Eaton delves into the five keys for “Raising the Next Generation of Technologists” and filling the cybersecurity skills gap in the process.
Mr. Shrobe recently published an article stating that formal education is the only way out of our cybersecurity hellhole. In response, Keirsten Brager wrote some alternative viewpoints from the perspective of a practitioner and a student of the discipline.
Your nature makes you a perfect candidate for a career in InfoSec, but it’s the nurturing found in community that will make you a success.
For the past year or more, one of the hottest discussions in the IT industry is how to get more diversity into the tech workforce. To dismantle the status quo, the industry needs to dive deep and form partnerships with academia, government, and nonprofits to get more people interested in IT careers and diversify the workforce for the long term.
In this interview, Carolyn April, senior director of industry analysis at CompTIA, sheds light on how companies can recruit more women into security careers to fill the growing skills gap. Plus, create your own personalized Rosie the Riveter avatar via Make Tech Her Story!