The 6th annual CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, held March 12, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, Md., drew over 500 competitors, spectators and IT industry and government officials from the region. It was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security.
Kevin Rogers, CEO of Cypherpath LLC, presented to the competitors, hosts, staff and faculty on preparing to be Workforce ready with Cybersecurity Competencies. "It is important for organizations and individuals to understand the challenges associated with maintaining Cybersecurity Professionals with the highest level of skills to combat cyber threats. The key to each learner's success is to deliver precisely the right information that is relevant to their job role and maintain these skills and abilities on a continuous basis.
Learning styles are changing because of the technology that that is pervasive in our marketplace. Learning solutions have not kept up with the rise of Web 2.0 technologies and social media — and a growing cadre of Millennial workers. As a learning industry thought leader, the time is right to harness informal learning approaches like targeted job-related content, internal YouTube-type video clips, and employee-generated wikis.
It was reported in 2006 that 80% of all learning is informal, knowing these facts don’t you think we should shelf the records and CDs and move to an iTunes model for learning. All learners should be empowered to take control of their learning and not let the learning venue control them. These are exciting times and we have limited resources. It’s time to change how we learn so each individual is the focus."