Part of (ISC)²’s role in the cybersecurity industry includes representing its members in legislative matters to ensure that we’re advocating for the profession and providing guidance to government leaders on new policies that may be championed.
On Wednesday, August 14, (ISC)² Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy John McCumber will meet with The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to discuss the findings of the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study and its implications on cybersecurity workforce advancement that the U.S. government might spearhead in collaboration with the private sector.
This type of input session will help to inform the committee during the August Congressional recess so that legislative decisions can be moved forward when Congressional leaders return to Capitol Hill in September.
The meeting follows testimony that (ISC)² provided in May in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security on the topic of diversification of the cybersecurity workforce, in a hearing titled “Growing and Diversifying the Cyber Talent Pipeline.”
(ISC)² will continue to provide such counsel to Congressional and Senate leaders when requested in an ongoing effort to shore up the cybersecurity workforce and encourage participation by the U.S. government in growth initiatives aimed at closing the skills gap.