Last week, the Biden Administration released the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES). At Paladin, we are thrilled to see the White House continue to put forth effort in expanding our nation’s cyber efforts and piggybacking off the National Cybersecurity Strategy released earlier this year, spearheaded by our very own Chris Inglis while serving as National Cyber Director.

There is a critical need to strengthen our cyber workforce as a nation, so we can respond to cyber threats and attacks faster and more efficiently. Technology is evolving rapidly and has become ingrained in our everyday lives, and bad actors are finding new ways to penetrate our digital platforms every day. Humans are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity and having a more educated cyber workforce is an absolute necessity now and in the future.

Today, billions of people all over the world have access to artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms and the potential risks and threats are infinite. This strategy proposed by the Biden Administration, advocates for increased cyber education to arm workers with the necessary skillsets to help protect against cyber threats and crimes, which will aid our nation in securing critical infrastructure.

We applaud the White House for these continued efforts, but stress that the job is not nearly finished, and more efforts need to be deployed to secure our digital lives.

To read the complete National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES) please click the link here.