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From K to Gray: How Stories of Cyber Impact Business

From K to Gray: How Stories of Cyber Impact Business

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Cyber Security
Workforce

Storytelling is one of the most effective strategies to engage people, and used well, can be an excellent tool for recruiting, business development, strategic communications, and team building. We all know there’s a critical shortage of cyber talent, but have you thought of how storytelling can be used  to recruit and enlist a new generation of cyber professionals, helping us reach innovative and creative cyber pros who will help close the critical cyber skill gap? Have you considered the power of storytelling as a method of bridging technology communication gaps in the C-suite and boardroom to explain mission requirements, risk, and threats to non-technical people? Storytelling benefits all levels of engagement – from teaching children about cybersecurity careers to enlisting the support of the non-technical C-suite, and yet its something we don’t use enough, or don’t use well, and it could be our ace in the hole. Come to this interactive session and learn how stories can help close the workforce gap, and help you attain the financial and leadership support you need to innovate technology and security.

Learning Objectives:

  • Tools to create stories and thru-lines
  • A new strategy for reaching a more diverse cyber workforce
  • Increased appreciation for the power of storytelling
Speakers: 

Sarah Moffat – Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management, Department of Veterans Affairs