Cyber Job Training & Matchmaking, Plus Another Ransomware Roundup – Ping Podcast – Episode 47

Episode 47: Cyber Job Training & Matchmaking, Plus Another Ransomware Roundup

Employers across the U.S. – and around the world for that matter – are struggling to fill cybersecurity jobs, and our home state of Indiana is no exception. To talk about the shortage, as well as cyber job training opportunities for students and career changers, we welcome Dr. Marc Rogers, Purdue University professor & executive director of the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program. He discusses the newly launched Cyber Seek Indiana website, which serves as a matchmaker for cybersecurity careers, from jobseekers to employers. Dr. Rogers also details the Cyber Apprenticeship Program, which gives participants real-world experience in cybersecurity as part of their training. And finally, he gives us a brief state of the cyber threat landscape as it stands now.

In headlines, we do a sort of ransomware roundup, as there are so many ransomware stories out there today. First, hear about the FBI recovering more than half the ransom from the Colonial Pipeline hack. Then, we touch on the JBS meats ransomware attack, the idea of triple extortion, and a couple additional ransomware impacts. And finally, learn what cybersecurity debt means and why it’s not helping stop all these attacks.

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