Dr. Diana Burley

An award-winning global thought leader with more than 30 years of experience driving digital transformation, implementing cybersecurity workforce initiatives, and promoting an equitable global technology community.

Searching for a Cyber Unicorn: Is it Possible to Find a Perfect Candidate?

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 8:30 am – 9:20 am PT

 Moscone West – 3018

Despite efforts to build the cyber workforce, shortages persist. Anecdotal evidence suggests that employers may be looking for cyber unicorns, early career entrants with experience far beyond realistic expectations. This session will discuss why persistent workforce gaps may be the result of a search for cyber unicorns and recommend strategies for avoiding the trap.

Dr. Diana Burley, Ph.D.

Dr. Diana L. Burley is a global cybersecurity expert with more than 30 years of experience driving digital transformation, implementing cybersecurity workforce initiatives, and promoting an equitable global technology community. Diana is currently Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at American University where she also leads the Khan Cyber & Economic Security Institute and serves as a member of the faculty.

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