“Can we prevent cyber-attacks? No. Can we mitigate their impact with education and top-of-mind awareness? Yes,” said Dr. LeClair,
Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 26, 2015
In Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce, Volume 2 (August; Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press), Dr. Jane LeClair, COO of Excelsior College’s National Cybersecurity Institute, brings together several of America’s foremost cyber experts to examine nine Critical Infrastructure Sectors, as identified by Presidential Policy Directive-21 (PPD-21).
This volume completes the examination of all 16 Critical Sectors begun in Protecting Our Future, Volume 1, also edited by Dr. LeClair.
Written for practitioners, students, and employers, the book (bit.ly/ncibook) discusses workforce needs and recommends best practices in the following Sectors: Information Technology, Chemical Industry, Commercial Facilities, Manufacturing, Water Systems and Dams, Emergency Services, Food and Agriculture, and Transportation.
“Can we prevent cyber-attacks? No. Can we mitigate their impact with education and top-of-mind awareness? Yes,” said Dr. LeClair, who also recently edited Cybersecurity in Our Digital Lives with Gregory Keeley, founding partner and CEO of Ariana Partners, Inc.
Volume 2 offers ground-level insight from some of the industry’s leading professionals, and informs readers of the kinds of activities and vulnerabilities that will impact the future of our nation’s security.
“A cyber-attack on any of these [critical infrastructures] would have a catastrophic effect on our very way of life. We must proactively consider these risks,” writes Sherri W. Ramsay, former director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Threat Operations Center, Department of Defense, in the book’s foreword.
Contributors to Volume 2 include: Philip W. Burnett, Christina Cooper, Kyle Foley, Anne Kohnke, William M. Martin, Kevin McLaughlin, George B. Murphy, Denise Pheils, Dan Shoemaker, Randall Sylvertooth, and Kin F. Wong.
To learn more or to purchase Protecting our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce, Volume 2, visit the Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press website (bit.ly/excelsiorpress).
National Cybersecurity Institute
National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College is an academic and research center based in Washington, DC dedicated to assisting government, industry, military, and academic sectors meet the challenges in cyber security policy, technology, and education.