🎙 About the Episode
Jim and Rob discuss the need to improve the talent pipeline to boost North Carolina's cybersecurity. They talk about the Cyber Pathways program, which provides internships and apprenticeship opportunities to North Carolinians, including high school students and transitioning military members.
They also emphasize the importance of building relationships and partnerships to achieve success in cybersecurity and the need to bridge the gap between high school and college students to provide a more inclusive program. They discuss the CyberStart America program, which aims to introduce high school students to cybersecurity and increase the number of participants in North Carolina.
They also highlight the importance of sustainability in cybersecurity programs and warn against relying on one-time funding sources. They suggest focusing on long-term, recurring funding to ensure the stability and continuity of cybersecurity efforts.
Overall, this podcast provides valuable insights into the critical role of cybersecurity in our increasingly digital world and the importance of investing in talent and resources to address cyber threats effectively.
* (0:27) - The Cyber Pathways program offers internships and apprenticeship opportunities to North Carolinians, including high school students and transitioning military members.
* (2:02) - Building relationships and partnerships is crucial for achieving success in cybersecurity.
* (4:19) - The program aims to bridge the gap between high school and college students to provide a more inclusive experience.
* (6:07) - It's important to have long-term, recurring funding to ensure the stability and continuity of cybersecurity efforts.
* (7:52) - Sustainability in cybersecurity programs is essential, and relying on one-time funding sources is not recommended.
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