A Roadmap for Successful Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Build the Cybersecurity Workforce
Danielle R. Santos, Sanjay Goel, John Costanzo, Debbie Sagen, Patty Buddelmeyer
In September 2016, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, awarded funding for five pilot programs for Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development. The document that follows provides a summary of the five pilot programs and outlines a roadmap for building similar programs based on the best practices found and lessons learned. The roadmap for successful alliances to build the cybersecurity workforce requires four primary components: 1) establishing program goals and metrics, 2) developing strategies and tactics, 3) measuring impact and results, and 4) sustaining the effort. Each section of the roadmap provides specific examples and activities that the pilot programs found to be successful and repeatable in other efforts.