On Friday, March 10, 2017, Merritt College will be hosting the event, Solving the CyberSecurity Staffing Crisis. The day will showcase its Cybersecurity training program and feature Congressman Ro Khanna as keynote speaker.
The current lack of trained cybersecurity professionals stands in direct contrast to the explosion of advanced persistent threats and other vulnerabilities we see on the rise every year.
Congressman Khanna, who presides over Silicon Valley, has made it a top priority to address the shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals, as seen in this recent clip on C-Span. He sees a bold and innovative solution in referring to the Merritt College Information Security program created by staff at Merritt College in partnership with members of the Consortium of Information Systems Executives (CISE).
Please mark your calendar to attend our event on Friday, March 10. There is no need to pre-register; you can just show up to the event at Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619. Please click here to download the parking permit.
Here is a breakdown of the day’s activities:
- 12:00-12:15 Welcome/Kickoff for Event; Merritt and CISE speakers
- 12:15-12:30 Guest speaker
- 12:30-1:00 Student panel with existing students, graduates, and companies who have hired our students
- 1:00-2:00 Congressman Ro Khanna
- 2:00-3:00 Meet and Greet with students
CISE Education Fund President