Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Opportunities In Cyber Security – Education To Employment

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 1:30PM - 2:30PM



This BoF will focus on graduate education in engineering and computer science considering opportunities in cyber security, applying, funding, internships and post-graduate employment. There is a high demand for qualified candidates. Reports in tech news point to shortages in key cybersecurity skills including engineers and analysts with organizations being both understaffed and under-skilled. “The problem is that cybersecurity professionals—who combine broad technical skills with specific security expertise and an understanding of business risk—are hard to find.” (Indeed.com/Jan. 17, 2017: Indeed Spotlight: The Global Cybersecurity Skills Gap). Obtaining a graduate degree can increase your marketability. Join round-table discussions with current graduate students to learn about pursuing a technical graduate degree, creating an effective application, types of funding available, and employment (pre- and post-graduation).

BOF Organizers:
Lisa Currin, Carnegie Mellon University
Alfredo Cruz, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Jeff Duffany, University of Turabo, Puerto Rico
Miriam Pabón-González, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico