TYSONS CORNER, VA June 8, 2015 — Lynn DeCourcey, vice president and general manager of the cybersecurity business at NJVC, said the Defense Department’s renewed focus on building cyber research and engaging industry could help address an impending talent shortage in government and its complications.
“This collaboration [between government and private industry] allows for more efficient, cost-effective avenues to not only innovate but also automate, ” she told ExecutiveBiz in an exclusive interview published Friday.
“It is the automation that will help to solve the talent scarcity that is not only about supply and demand. At NJVC, our cybersecurity professionals leverage automation to manage the mundane in order to actively address the anomalies.”
DeCourcey also discussed the skills and attributes an organization needs to cultivate in its cybersecurity team, ways industry could help build cyber staff in agencies and the challenges that the Internet of Things presents to security.
“The evolution of the Internet, from the early days of fixed connectivity to mobile connectivity and now the proliferation of connected assets and devices, presents… [us with the challenge] to continue to innovate, automate and reduce the time between detect and react to the ultimate end state of preempt and prevent, ” she told ExecutiveBiz.
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