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What's with cybersecurity education? We ask Blaine Burnham
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of December 2017, Vol. 19, No. 10
Blaine W. Burnham has dedicated many years to cybersecurity education as a founder of research organizations, first at the NSA and later at leading universities, where he worked to formalize undergraduate, master's and doctorate-level degree programs. Burnham was head of several information security research initiatives during his 11 years at the National Security Agency, including the University Research Program, which provided funding to help establish academic programs in security and information assurance. He also served as director of the Infosec Criteria and Guidelines organization -- responsible for publishing the Rainbow Series and Federal Criteria -- and chief of the commercial communications security and trusted products division, where he developed the products security profile. He established the information security research council for the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. When he left the NSA, he helped build the cybersecurity education and research program at the Georgia Institute of ...
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