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The Future of Cyber: Educating the Cybersecurity Workforce

August 2020 Podcast
Dr. Diana Burley, Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Bobbie Stempfley, director of the SEI's CERT Division, interviews Dr. Diana Burley, executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, or I3P, and vice provost for research for American University.

“As I travel as I did and I assume will again one day, and talk to people around the globe, we are finding that the problems are very similar. We are finding that that there is a disconnect between what students are taught in school and what they need to do in the workplace. That there is not enough guidance from policy makers in terms of how to prepare people. There is a lack of consistency, and so much of my work has focused on developing guidelines and standards that will allow the global set of institutions to work together to be able to meet the needs of the global workforce.”

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

The culture of computers and information technology changes quickly. The Future of Cyber Podcast series explores the future of cyber and whether we can use the innovations of the past to address the problems of the future. In our latest episode, Bobbie Stempfley, director of the SEI's CERT Division, interviews Dr. Diana Burley, executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, or I3P, and vice provost for research for American University. Their discussion focused on educating the cybersecurity workforce in a way that closes the gap between what students are taught in school and the skills they’ll need to use in the workplace.

About the Speaker

Dr. Diana Burley

Dr. Diana Burley

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Research at American University (AU) where she is also Professor of Public Administration and Policy and Professor of IT & Analytics. Named one of SC ...

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Research at American University (AU) where she is also Professor of Public Administration and Policy and Professor of IT & Analytics. Named one of SC Magazine’s Eight Women in IT Security to Watch in 2017 and the 2017 SC Magazine ReBoot awardee for educational leadership in IT security, Dr. Burley is a cybersecurity expert who regularly conducts cybersecurity training for executives across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East on managing cybersecurity risk, assessing the threat environment, and strengthening organizational cybersecurity posture.
 
She has testified before Congress, is a member of the US National Academies Board on Human-Systems Integration, and an affiliated researcher with the Cyber Operations Group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to AU, Dr. Burley was a professor at George Washington University where she directed the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) – a 26-member national consortium dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States. She led the Cyber Corps program and managed a multi-million-dollar computer science education and research portfolio for the US National Science Foundation, and has written over 90 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change; including her 2014 co-authored book “Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines.”

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Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Roberta G. (Bobbie) Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017, a role she held through June 2020. Stempfley ...

Roberta G. (Bobbie) Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017, a role she held through June 2020. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber strategy implementation at MITRE Corp. and as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security. In addition to her work at DHS, Stempfley previously worked in the DoD as CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency and as chief of the DoD Computer Emergency Response Team, which she established. Stempfley received her bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in computer science from James Madison University. A recipient of many awards, she was recognized by CyberScoop as among the Top Women in Cybersecurity, by Federal Computer Week in the Fed 100, and by Information Week as one of the Top 50 Government CIOs.

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