CISA Official Describes Cyber Workforce Shortage as National Security Threat

A senior cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday described challenges with recruiting cybersecurity workers to government as a “national security issue.”

“From my perspective, this is going to be a national security issue, if it isn’t already,” Richard Driggers, the deputy assistant director for Cybersecurity at DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said during Fifth Domain’s CyberCon event.

Driggers added that “we have a major deficit across the nation with regards to our cybersecurity workforce, and we need to figure out how we can build and sustain a cybersecurity workforce as a national asset for America.”

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