Benjamin Scribner

Director of Outreach, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch | Office of Cybersecurity and Communications | Department of Homeland Security

Lecture Information:
  • February 9, 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • PG6 - 105
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Speaker Bio

Mr. Scribner has over a decade of experience leading national cybersecurity education and awareness programs for DHS and DoD. He serves as a DHS thought leader and representative, leading engagements that grow and empower the US national cybersecurity workforce His major accomplishments include co-authoring the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NIST SP 800-181) and leading the development of both the Federal Virtual Training Environment and the NICCS portal, which together provide over 200,000 professionals with access to more than 3,000 cybersecurity courses and save the taxpayers more than $70,000,000 annually. Mr. Scribner holds a Master of Business Administration from the Olin School of Business and a Master of Science in Information Management from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis.


First Workshop on Critical Cybersecurity Education (WCCE-2018)

Keynote Presentation

The Nation has an ever-growing need for cybersecurity professionals who can protect our networks and defend our infrastructure from increasing cyber threats and attacks. Building a skilled and agile cybersecurity workforce to fill these positions is a national challenge that can be addressed by improving cybersecurity awareness, education, and professional workforce development.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has partnered with the Department of Defense and the National Institute for Standards and Technology to support development of the professional US cybersecurity workforce. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workforce Framework (NICE Framework) is a national resource providing employers, educators, trainers, and policy makers a common language for describing cybersecurity work. The DHS Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) Branch leads the national cybersecurity public awareness, education, training, and workforce development programs to support widespread implementation of the NICE Framework.