By Bret Piatt
May 2, 2017
This past Saturday, April 29, episode 31 of Cyber Talk Radio hit the air on 1200 WOAI and iHeartRadio streaming. I was joined by Nigel LeBlanc at Cyber Warrior Network, to discuss the Cyber Warrior Network and what they are working on to help with career matching for military cyber jobs..
In the first half of the show, we kick off by having Nigel gives us an overview of his background in the military and cybersecurity. From there, Nigel discusses some of the different things that the military does for training that doesn’t translate easily to private sector. Traditionally, in the military the Department of Defense does not prepare people in the military to be civilians. They do a great job at preparing people for their specific missions and goals in the military. So what leads military members to get into cybersecurity? Today, there is no clear civilian cybersecurity career path while serving. One of the main challenges is that people that do certain duties/jobs in the military don’t have specific certifications or education required in private sector. Cyber Warrior Network was started to help with this challenge and make it easier to match military cyber skills.
In the second half of the show, Nigel gives more details on why the Cyber Warrior Network (CWN) was created. CWN was created because of the critical shortage of skilled cyber professionals to meet the demand of today’s cyber threat environment. In the military, you are so siloed that you don’t know how your role/job translates to the civilian world. Nigel wants to encourage and help military members to literally get out of the uniform. CWN is currently in beta and continuing to work on the career matching algorithm. Stay up to date on the latest progress of CWN on their website and also keep an eye out for Nigel’s new podcast!
To hear more about the Cyber Warrior Network, watch the replay here!
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