Marshall Center Cyber Security Studies Program Bolsters Next Generation of Defenders
U.S. Department of Defense Principal Director for Cyber Policy Kate Charlet outlines department cyber priorities at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Cyber Security Studies Program, Feb. 16. The two-and-a-half week long course, designed to build global cyber security capacity through understanding and formulating strategies, attracted 76 military and civilian cyber practitioners from 55 nations. (Marshall Center photo by SSG Amanda Moncada)
From GCMC |
by Alumni Team |
21 Feb 2017
GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (February 21, 2017) - Cyber security professionals from around the world returned home Feb. 16, with fresh perspectives and a renewed sense urgency after working and learning together at the Marshall Center’s Program on Cyber Security Studies (PCSS) resident course.
The two-and-a-half week long course, designed to build global cyber security capacity through understanding and formulating strategies, attracted 76 military and civilian cyber practitioners from 55 nations.
PCSS was launched three years ago to fill a specific gap in the cyber security realm. While many cyber classes focus on the technical aspects, the bits and bytes of computer networks, the Marshall Center program focuses on the dimensions government and military leaders navigate when devising national regulations and agreements involving modern-day networked communities.
“I can’t stress how important it is to build this community. Learn from this community and partner together because that’s what policy makers need to understand, Charlet told the participants. “We all have to learn this together and build the next generation of professionals. Everything we are doing today--and this PCSS event--is critical. We are going to rely on each other and that’s more important than ever.”
The Marshall Center’s next PCSS course is scheduled for December. But don’t expect it to be a digitally mastered reproduction of this program or the previous two.
“The nature of the cyber threat and risks, the nature of the wickedly complex problems require adaptive changes to old methods and old styles. The PCSS course today will not be anything like the PCSS we give in December. The themes may be the same but the content will be different,” Lark said.