Technology convergence presents evolving workforce development challenges in combating cyberthreats

By Jay Warmke
Every institution, from the federal government to the corner convenience store, struggles with the ongoing issue of workforce developmentā€”and now also with the issue of cybersecurity.

There is the initial struggle to recruit a person who has the interpersonal skills and attitude to succeed, and the knowledge to contribute to the collective effort on day one. And in evolving and technical industries, there is the ongoing task of retraining technicians in emerging technologies, developing job skills from this new knowledge, adapting and applying these skills in the real world, and then evaluating the individual to see if that employee really has absorbed the information now necessary to perform the job.

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