“It really has to be a partnership across industry, government, and the school system because schools often can’t do it on their own.”
Nor should they. That’s Pamela McComas, GDIT Program Manager and Solutions Architect talking about the need for a cybersecurity workforce with the skills necessary to address the evolving cyber needs of government, industry, and society. It’s a tall order, but one McComas is passionate about.
A recent Meritalk article invited hers and others’ perspectives on how to improve the country’s cyber security posture. Citing partnership as well as the need for us to “start younger, show that there is a place for women in cyber, and change the perception,” she also stressed how important it is to look at non-traditional skillsets and their application to cybersecurity.