Earlier this month I had the privilege of speaking at George Mason University’s cybersecurity innovation forum. The venue was a “series of ten-minute presentations by cybersecurity experts and technology innovators from throughout the region. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with plenty of opportunity for discussion and discovery. The focus of the evening will be on cybersecurity innovations that address current and evolving challenges and have had a real, measurable impact.”
(How does one prepare for a 10-minute talk? The Woodrow Wilson quote came to mind: “If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.”) Given my experience with network security job training here at TCS, I decided to talk about the approach we take to prepare students for military cybersecurity missions. It turned out to be a good choice: The topic was well received by the audience and provided a nice complement to the other speakers’ subjects (botnet research, security governance, and security economics).