Did you know corporate ransomware cost companies $24 million in lost profits in 2015? Or that 55% of technology sector openings in Virginia are in cybersecurity?
These powerful cybersecurity statistics are just some of the data highlighted in NVTC’s newly published series of infographics, white papers and reports addressing important and trending industry topics. The first infographic in this series focuses on cybersecurity and highlights workforce issues, cybersecurity incidents and funding in our region. Access the cybersecurity infographic at this link:
In addition to infographics, future published items will include white papers and reports. Research topics under consideration include:
- Skill gaps and pain points in the IT workforce
- Regional economic snapshots, including an analysis of the impact of data centers on Virginia’s economy
- Big Data and analytics
- Cloud computing
- Health technology
- Human capital development
- Agile development and DevOps
- Business development best practices
- Networks and telecommunications
- Privacy and security
- IT modernization
- Open data
- Leveraging the millennial workforce
- Financial management systems
- Acquisition and procurement
- Emerging technology
Our first in-depth research project involves identifying and quantifying the skill set needs of the region’s technology employers, comparing those needs to the current workforce, and proposing changes that should be made to address any gaps. It will include a detailed analysis of talent pipeline issues, recommend training and certifications needed to upskill the workforce to help close the gap, provide needs assessment results to educators and training institutions and recommend actions to improve the regional workforce pipeline moving forward. The first part of this project is scheduled to be published in late October 2016.
Sponsorships for the infographic series, in-depth research projects and other NVTC research activities are now available. Please contact Yolanda Lee at YLee@nvtc.org for more information.
Is our list missing any issue areas you’ve been experiencing ? We want to hear your ideas – please contact me at JShaw@nvtc.org to discuss potential projects and areas of research.