2021 National Cyber Summit
The NCS planning committee has been faced with making difficult decisions as it pertains to the 2021 event. It is our ultimate goal to produce an in-person event. Therefore, we are excited to announce that the Summit will take place on September 28-30, 2021. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and take necessary action if needed to transition to a hybrid or virtual format.
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Summit Speaker Linda Montgomery

Session Information

Advancing a Paradigm Shift in Education & Training to Eliminate the Cyber Skills Gap
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The well documented world-wide cybersecurity skills shortage has organizations desperately seeking qualified workers who have the skills to perform their functional roles. Those enterprises, however, are impeded by education, training, and certifications programs that are knowledge-based only and lack the skills development and measurement required to produce competent cybersecurity professionals. To address the problem, academia and training organizations must develop and measure cybersecurity professionals to ensure they possess the skills necessary to perform their jobs. This can only be accomplished by augmenting existing programs with skills-based training and performance assessments. This presentation will address specific solutions by blending traditional programs with experiential learning opportunities designed to certify competencies necessary to heighten cyber resiliency across the nation and even around the world.
North Hall - Salon 3
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Ms. Linda Montgomery
Cyber World Institute
Ms. Montgomery founded her business in 1985 with the early introduction of PCs. Over the past 32 years, her company has evolved and morphed to a leader in global cybersecurity workforce development. Today Cyber World Institute delivers training and education globally through business and academic partnerships. Authorized by four of the five global credentialing bodies ISC2, EC-Council, ISACA, and CompTIA, CWI is changing the workforce development paradigm by delivering experiential based learning with cyber range labs. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the NICE – National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, a DHS/NIST initiative, leading the Training and Certification Working Group.