Preventing the Next SolarWinds: The Necessity for Cyber Security Skills & Development

The adversaries are becoming ever-more sophisticated — and as the recent Solarwinds attack illustrates, the stakes for companies and government agencies have never been greater. A major cyber security breach can be crippling to an organization. Your best defense is not a firewall, but rather a capable and trained cyber security workforce. In this webinar, Richard Spires, a past CIO of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a Learning Tree instructor, will present some leading innovations in cyber security training and skills development. His focus is on practical ways for organizations of all types to develop a robust cyber security department that can hold its own against the leading cyber security adversaries.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Explore and understand the continually evolving and growing cyber security threat
  • Via the NICE Workforce Framework, appreciate the breadth of roles needed in an organization’s cyber security department
  • Get introduced to today’s leading approaches to cyber security learning to see what really works
  • Discover today’s trends in cyber security learning and development, like the new CMMC certification, SecDevOps, “Zero Trust,” and more

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Spires

Presented by Richard A. Spires

Richard Spires is currently an independent consultant and Learning Tree instructor providing advice to companies and government agencies in strategy, digital transformation, cybersecurity, operations, and business development. In addition to more than 20 years of private-sector IT experience, he previously served as CIO of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and earlier the CIO of the IRS. He very recently became the Co-Chair of the Transforming the Learning Process Working Group, under the auspices of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

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