Cyber Security Education: Meeting the Needs of Technology Workers and Employers, Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, July 21, 2004   [open pdf - 19MB]

The purpose of this hearing is to examine how to meet the needs of technology workers and employers regarding cyber security education. Committee Chairman Sherwood L. Boehlert made the following remarks in his opening statement, "We continue to focus on new tools to prevent devastating attacks, and we will undoubtedly revisit the federal investment in cyber security research and development in the future, the very near future. But today, we will focus on another cyber security challenge, the education and training of a cadre of professionals in computer security and information assurance. As the cost of security breaches rise and attacks increase in frequency and sophistication, business and industry are recognizing the need to invest in technology as well as training. And education and training programs are springing up to meet that need. Some of these programs, including those that will be discussed here today, are particularly innovative. But the field of cyber security education and training is still developing. You might say it is in its infancy, and we need to see that it goes to full maturity." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sherwood L. Boehlert, Bart Gordon, Nick Smith, Chester "Chet" Hosmer, John R. Backer, Erich J. Spengler, David J. Aparicio, and Sydney Rogers.

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