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New cybersecurity training program targets high schoolers
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of March 2011
When Kevin Quinlan took a position a decade ago at Bertucci's Corp., he started as a network administrator, ensuring that restaurant chain's critical systems were available at all times. Today, Quinlan is senior director of information technologies at Bertucci's, and a major part of his time is devoted to data security and compliance initiatives, a role he says has evolved over the years. "I was a general network technician, but it became clear that security was going to be more important every day on the job," he says. "People started losing files and I had to start putting the pieces of the puzzle together." Like Quinlan, most people who become cybersecurity professionals are drawn into the profession while on the job, says Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, a Bethesda, Md.-based security training and certification organization. With few people emerging from colleges and universities trained in cybersecurity, Paller believes more work needs to be done to get better skilled security professionals in the ...
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