[IN PERSON] March 2024 ISACA Puget Sounds Chapter Meeting

When:  Mar 19, 2024 from 11:30 to 13:00 (PT)
Associated with  Puget Sound Chapter

Future of Employment in Cybersecurity: AI and Talent Gap

Presenter: Andrew Reifers, Associate Teaching Professor, University of Washington Information School

Event Details: Join us for an in person ISACA Puget Sound Chapter luncheon at the Columbia Tower Club. Lunch is included, starting at 11:30am and the presentation will start at noon.

Reifers will be discussing the perceived talent shortage in the cybersecurity industry despite its significant growth. The workforce reached 4.7 million workers in 2022, with an addition of 464,000 new workers globally. The shortage is attributed to an increase in cybersecurity threats and a higher value placed on privacy and security by consumers. He believes the industry’s complexity, fragmentation, outdated expectations, and hiring practices are also contributing factors. The scarcity of professionals with the ability to foresee non-existent problems is another issue. He suggests that organizations could benefit from identifying where problems lie on the cybersecurity spectrum and finding potential solutions in advance as this approach could help address the talent shortage and improve cybersecurity measures.

Speaker Bio: Andrew Reifers is an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington Information School. He plays a pivotal role in educating both undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of cybersecurity and information management. Drawing from his extensive background as a principal application security consultant, and chief technology officer, Reifers imparts practical knowledge to his students, emphasizing how cybersecurity profoundly impacts our technologically interconnected world. He holds a doctorate in information sciences and technology from Pennsylvania State University. Within the iSchool community, he is highly regarded for his commitment to student success. His teaching style strikes a balance between a folksy approach and a detail-oriented focus when necessary. His dedication to student growth and learning experience is evident, making him a respected professor in the field of cybersecurity.

Event Type: Chapter/Luncheon Meetings

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Time: 11:30pm - 1:00pm PT

Location: Columbia Tower Club - 701 5th Ave, 75th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104

Pricing: Members - $10; Non-members - $20

Instructional delivery method: In person

CPE credit(s): 1 hour

Advanced preparation: None required

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 1 day before event


Columbia Tower Club
701 5th Ave
75th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
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