Steve Adler, for The HIPAA Journal:
The Biden Administration has unveiled its National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES) which seeks to address the current cyber workforce shortages and prepare the country for a cyber future.
The NCWES was developed by the Office of the National Cyber Director in collaboration with 34 agencies, departments, and EOP components and lays out a comprehensive approach for addressing immediate and long-term cyber workforce needs while ensuring all Americans have the cybersecurity skills they need to participate in the digital ecosystem.
The aim of the strategy is to empower all Americans looking to participate in the digital ecosystem, including communities that are currently underrepresented in the cyber workforce, and to promote and develop pathways for well-paying and fulfilling cyber careers. Under the strategy, the Biden Administration and its partners will leverage adaptable ecosystems to effect change at scale, enable the lifelong development of cyber skills, and grow and enhance the cyber workforce through diversity and inclusion.