Cybersecurity represents one of the most important challenges in the digital era. Malicious actors have targeted governments, businesses, and civil society seeking confidential information or outright disruption of digital networks. To effectively confront this threat, it is vital to develop a critical infrastructure workforce that understands cybersecurity and is able to help protect assets vital to American organizations.
On March 13, the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation hosted a discussion about cybersecurity education. There were presentations by two members of Congress: Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.), who serves on the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, and Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.), who serves on the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection. They are co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, and Langevin is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus.
After the session, panelists answered questions from the audience.