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Cyber Talent Pipeline: Educating a Workforce to Match Today's Threats, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 29, 2021   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the July 29, 2021 hearing on "Cyber Talent Pipeline: Educating a Workforce to Match Today's Threats," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the Opening Statement of Yvette D. Clarke: "A recent report by the cybersecurity firm Sonicwall found that ransomware attacks in North America increased 158 percent between 2019 and 2020. Another report by Comparitech found that cyber attacks against U.S. Government organizations affected 71 million Americans and cost over $18 billion in down time and recovery. The surge in cyber attacks against State and local governments, hospitals, and school districts, coupled with recent headlines about SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, and Kaseya have galvanized new calls to action to better defend the internet ecosystem. [...] But without a capable cyber work force, all of our investments in tools and data will be in vain. The number of high-profile cyber incidents over the past year has emphasized just how essential cybersecurity has become. The truth is the number of trained cybersecurity professionals has not increased to the levels necessary to meet the demand from industry and Government. In fact, recent data show a deficit of over 460,000 trained cybersecurity professionals in the United States, relative to our current needs. [...] We will need a multi-pronged approach that focuses on training the cybersecurity work force of the future in schools and universities, reskilling existing workers for the jobs that are currently available, and making sure we have the right training in place to address the disparate cybersecurity challenges in information technology and operational technology." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kevin Nolten, Tony Coulson, Ralph F. Ley, and Max Stier.

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Serial No. 117-27
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2021
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