Cyberhunters for Business: New Battle for Veterans

Mar 12, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Cyber threats continue to grow as criminal organizations, adversarial governments and terrorist groups increase their attacks to steal the financial assets, intellectual property and customer data of businesses. The estimated impact of their criminal activity to the global economy is $445 billion! We need to rapidly increase the talent pool of "cyberhunters" with the skills to prevent future data breaches like those at Target, Sony and Anthem and the rising number of ransomeware attacks. The unemployment rate in the cybersecurity sector is -6% due to the severe talent shortage. The solution requires collaboration between business, educators, public policy makers and our veteran community.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session