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Conference Proceeding

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2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)

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Cybersecurity is a field that has seen its workforce demands rising steadily throughout the past decade. Although the Wisconsin Department of Administration has been actively encouraging collaboration efforts between the public and private sectors and promoting cybersecurity as a promising career path, the demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to be greater than the supply, which is a trend noticed also nationwide. The state of Wisconsin is facing several challenges in attempting to promote cybersecurity including limited security curricula resources, lack of programs and other initiatives that promote security principles, and lack of awareness of cybersecurity risks. In this paper, we discuss the major challenges Wisconsin is facing towards establishing proper cyber hygiene for the general population and growing the cybersecurity work force. In addition, we suggest ways to overcome or lessen the effect of the identified issues.


Accepted version. Published as part of the proceedings of the 2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC): 312-317. DOI. © 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Used with permission.

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