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IT Security's Future Rests with Young

Ethics Must Play Big Role in IT Security Training
Efforts by government and business to educate young people about careers in IT security will pay off, says former New York State CISO and Multi-State ISAC Chair William Pelgrin.William Pelgrin, the longtime director of cybersecurity in New York State and chair of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, says efforts by government and business to educate young people about careers in IT security will pay off.

Pelgrin, in an interview with GovInfoSecurity.com's Eric Chabrow, says the IT security training needs to start early, not only in math, science and technology, but ethics, too. "If we build that in, that culture in from the beginning, high school level through college through graduate school, we will have a workforce that can meet that demand, the need that's out there."

In the interview, Pelgrin also discusses how New York and other states are meeting the challenge of securing IT when government budgets being extremely tight.

After years as New York's top IT security official, Pelgrin left government service to become CEO and president of the Center for Internet Security, a newly formed, not-for-profit enterprise aimed at helping organizations reduce the risk of business and e-commerce disruptions resulting from inadequate technical security controls.

Please also check out our earlier interviews with Pelgrin:

Also see our video, Searching for the Good Hacker, in which Pelgrin appears.




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