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CWDI Workshop #2: Understanding the Knowledge Gaps

About this event

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The Cybersecurity Workforce Data Initiative (CWDI), mandated by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 and led by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is assessing the feasibility of producing national estimates on the U.S. cybersecurity workforce. As part of this effort, CWDI is holding three virtual workshops in 2024. Through these workshops, the public has the opportunity to provide input that will shape a possible future federal data collection on the U.S. cybersecurity workforce.

The United States needs better data on the cybersecurity workforce. However, there is much debate about what types of information would be most useful. Understanding the professional pathways of cybersecurity workers and the skills they hold in various roles is a priority. Having a better understanding of the on-ramps and advancements in cybersecurity careers may help additional workers transition into the field. Stakeholders are also seeking data that will help them in understanding cybersecurity workforce needs from the employer perspective, better identifying what skills and qualifications U.S. employers want, and understanding how employers are currently filling those roles. Please join us to hear more about the types of data the CWDI has identified as missing and may collect in a potential federal data collection effort and provide feedback on what information is most needed.


  • Akash Kaura, LinkedIn
  • Amanda Theel, Argonne National Lab
  • Simone Petrella, N2k

Other CWDI workshops

CWDI Workshop #1: Understanding the Knowledge Gaps: What Do We Need to Learn about the Cybersecurity Workforce?
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

CWDI Workshop #3: Aligning the Supply and Demand of Cybersecurity Professionals
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

More information about these workshops is available on the CWDI workshop website.