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Sep 1, 2020

In this episode, I chat with Randy Pestana, Director of Education and Training for Cyber Security and Assistant Director for the Institute of Public Policy at FIU. Randy tells us about how he entered the field of cybersecurity and the programs that FIU offers. He explains what the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework is and how this system can be an asset for HR and cybersecurity professionals.


Episode Outline

[00:40] Randy’s background and what got Randy into the field of cybersecurity policy

[03:52] FIU’s cyber training programs

[06:50] The NICE framework and conference

[12:27] The diversity of roles and skill sets within the field of cybersecurity

[16:27] Industry participation with NICE

[20:37] How the  NICE framework can be an invaluable resource for HR and cybersecurity professionals

[25:10] The new, updated NICE framework coming soon

[26:01] Exposing K-12 to the field of cybersecurity


Resources Mentioned

Learn more about the NICE Conference here:

Read the NICE Framework here:

Learn more about FIU here:

Learn more about Cybersecurty at FIU here:


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