Friday December 9, 2016 5-8pm
Auerbach and Berger Cybersecurity Laboratory
Drexel University Science Center
3401 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104


5pm      Introductions
5:15-6pm    Brief remarks
  1. LTC Ed Croot, U.S. Army, Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion
  2. CW2 Kelly Reckel, U.S. Army, 335th Signal Command
  3. Dr. Joseph Hughes, Drexel University, Dean of College of Engineering
  4. Dr. Rebecca Weidensaul, Drexel University, Associate Dean of Students
  5. Mr. Brad Bowers, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Manager of Information Security Assurance
  6. Mr. Charles Ludwig, Susquehanna International Group (SIG), Head of Information Security
6-7pm    Small group discussion (see topics below)
7-7:45pm    Large group discussion – next steps
8pm     Adjourn

Small Group Discussion Topics:

  1. Credentialing. Academia, industry, and the military have three distinct cultures with regard to credentialing in cybersecurity:
      a. Academia issues degrees (BS,MS,PhD)
      b. Industry issues certifications (CEH,CISSP,etc.)
      c. Military issues MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and ASI (Additional Skill Identifiers)
    Q: What obstacles do these three disparate credentials present?
    Q: Are the underlying skills sufficiently similar across the three domains?
    Q: What steps could be taken to ensure training is more universally recognized?

  2. Transitioning from the military to industry in cybersecurity. The U.S. Army has various programs and offices in place to assist with Veteran placement:
      a. Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA)
      b. Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS)
      c. Private Public Partnership Office (P3O)
    Drexel University (and most other universities) have programs in place to help with Veterans:
      d. Veteran-specific admission officers
      e. Veteran-student groups
      f. Veteran alum associations
    Q: What are the gaps in these transitions, specifically for cybersecurity?
    Q: How could these gaps be addressed, specifically for cybersecurity?
  3. Continuing cybersecurity training and education.
    Q: How can Veterans and U.S. Army Guard and Reserve members best keep current on cybersecurity training?
    Q: What role can universities play?
    Q: What role can industry play?
  4. Next steps: regional- and national- efforts.
      a. Given the interest in veteran/cybersecurity coordination from the U.S. Army, Universities, and Industry, what form should that coordination take?
      b. What concrete actions/focus might we take in 2017?
      c. How to align with larger (national) efforts (e.g., Student Veterans of America, Veteran Jobs Mission).
      d. How to best organize this group to continue its work, and what might be a desired focus (counseling, job placement, resourcing)?
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