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SecureTheVillage hosts the Cybersecurity Workforce Working Group.

Members come from private sector cybersecurity organizations, MSPs, training organizations, education, the nonprofit community, and government.

The working group meets virtually, usually on the 2nd-Tuesday of each month, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Pacific Time.

Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • Check-In: Who’s Here? How Are You Doing?
  • Events and Happenings
  • Topic of the Month: Presentation and Discussion
  • Collaborative Opportunities: How do we help each other?
  • What Else?

Working Group Objectives

  • Bring together people and organizations across multiple sectors with a professional interest in a fully-staffed diverse cybersecurity workforce
  • Connect those with programs, those with employment opportunities, and those in the communities
  • Explore the range of solutions afforded by participants: what works; what doesn’t work; what scales; what doesn’t
  • Provide working group members the opportunity to share their successes / failures and learn from others
  • Build relationships for ongoing work to leverage each other’s efforts
  • Be a force multiplier to leverage our individual efforts … Make 1 + 1 = 1000.

Areas of Exploration

  • How we get workforce candidates
  • Training needs and opportunities
  • Opportunities for entry-level workers, including internships, apprentice programs, and others
  • Career management

Who Should Attend

The meeting is for those with a professional interest in the cybersecurity workforce challenge. Please email info@SecureTheVillage.org for more information and to be included on the meeting list.

 

From Meeting 11/08/2022:

LA Cybersecurity Workforce Coalition

As we discussed at the November meeting, SecureTheVillage is taking the next step in our work to help meet the workforce development challenge in the LA region. Towards that end, we are forming the LA Cybersecurity Workforce Coalition with the immediate objective of hosting a hybrid cybersecurity workforce workshop in Q1 or early Q2, 2023.

The LA Cybersecurity Workforce Coalition

Coalition of LA regional and other cybersecurity workforce stakeholders

  • Apply emerging workforce expertise to LA region
  • Solve community workforce challenges
  • Collaborate & work together on projects
  • Align activities to minimize duplication and increase mutual support
  • Be a link to other key national & regional stakeholders

Hybrid Workshop in Q1 2023

Objectives

  • Learn from national and local leaders working to meet the cybersecurity workforce challenge
  • Identify where our organizations fit in the “cybersecurity workforce supply chain map” and identify gaps
  • This should be as broad as we can go, extending from K-12 to the Board if we can
  • Develop the first-draft of a regional plan to build the coalition to collaboratively integrate the region together to meet the workforce challenge
  • Get basic commitments on participation, mutual collaboration, etc.

Stakeholders

  • Businesses which hire for IT, cybersecurity, and related roles
  • Regional community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities
  • Regional high schools
  • LA Chapters of professional associations, like ISSA-LA, ISACA, AITP-LA, AFCEA
  • The regional community of cybersecurity staffing and contracting companies
  • Organizations in the region with cybersecurity apprentice or intern programs
  • Other regional and national cybersecurity workforce stakeholders

Areas in Need of Problem Solving

  • Getting past the “college education” and other unnecessary requirements
  • Connecting the skills and capabilities needed by employers with the skills and capabilities we train to
  • Understanding and responding to critical issues limiting the supply of candidates into the workforce
  • Ensuring we plan for developing the cybersecurity workforce of future
  • Reaching potential cybersecurity workers living in underserved communities
  • Working to most-effectively leverage and expand our apprentice and intern programs
  • Creating web sites of student resources like educational opportunities, cyber-clubs, capture the flags, hackathons
  • Building a common organizational interface such as Slack
  • Writing thought leadership pieces on workforce issues
  • Using the strength of our numbers to be better advocates in the Mayor’s office, in Sacramento, and DC

Preparing for the Workshop

  • Identify Workshop Planning Committee
  • Scope the workshop
  • Width & breadth of stakeholders
  • Identify the budget
  • Raise funds

 

For other materials from meeting 11/08/2022, contact molly@securethevillage.org

 

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Organization: SecureTheVillage

Type: Working Group

Date: December 13th

Time: 10:00 AM PST

Focus Area: Cyber Education & Workforce Development

Intended for: Cybersecurity Educators

CPE: None

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