Keynote: How Data Science is Creating the Cyber Generation – NSA’s Day of Cyber

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
9:30 am   -   10:30 am
Ballroom A

Whether you work in government, industry, or the nonprofit sector, there is a large amount of data that needs protecting. 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. U.S. intelligence officials and security firms have identified one of cybercrime’s next big fronts for 2016 as data sabotage, the subtle tweaking of data within transactions to gain some type of benefit. Data sabotage will change or manipulate electronic information in order to compromise its integrity. You won’t be able to rely on the data you are receiving to make decisions.

With the rate of speed that data is generated and the increase in types of data attacks comes the exponential growth of professional positions needed to protect that data, yet our nation has a significant workforce gap of cybersecurity and data professionals. There are over 1 million jobs open in the cybersecurity field. In demand careers in data science like insider threat analyst and cyber risk officer are in high demand. Demand from Fortune 1,000 companies from banks, technology and intelligence markets are driving data science job openings at an unprecedented pace.

Corporations, universities, schools and intelligence agencies are using creative strategies to inspire a new generation to create the data driven workforce.  Discover how the NSA let’s students test drive their future by living a day in the life of NSA’s cyber analysts and data scientists.