Cybersecurity Enthusiasts Join Industry-Specific Social Network
Arlington, VA, December 14, 2015 – Today, CyberCompEx, the premier online social network for cybersecurity enthusiasts, met its goal to acquire over 1,000 members by the end of 2015 and registrations show no sign of letting up. The portal offers opportunities for members to connect and communicate with other cybersecurity-focused members, submit and access resources, communicate in forums and post articles. The mission of CyberCompEx is to be a community where members can connect with resources to develop their cybersecurity skills and navigate their careers in the industry – closing the national gap in the cyber workforce.
CyberCompEx is developed and managed by U.S. Cyber Challenge, a program of the Council on CyberSecurity, and Monster Government Solutions. The website initially launched in late March 2015.
“CyberCompEx offers an environment where novices and elite professionals alike can develop the skills necessary to advance their careers in cybersecurity,” stated Karen S. Evans, National Director for U.S. Cyber Challenge. “The continued growth of membership and activity on CyberCompEx demonstrates the potential we have to close today’s cybersecurity workforce gap and significantly reduce our nation’s vulnerability to cyber threats.”
Evans made the promise this past summer, in an interview with Sean Lyngaas of Federal Computer Week (FCW) that CyberCompEx would have over 1,000 members by the end of the year. Now, with that goal met, she stated the next goal is to reach over 2,500 members by the end of 2016.
For more information about CyberCompEx and to join the community, visit the website at www.CyberCompEx.org.
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CyberCompEx is a virtual community of talented Americans whose mission is to improve our country’s ability to anticipate, avoid, detect, and defeat threats that endanger our nation. CyberCompEx provides the tools for these Americans to develop the essential skills and to apply these skills to the workforce needs of government and critical infrastructure organizations in order to improve the cybersecurity posture of the networks and systems on which the U. S. defense and economy rely. This platform serves to connect the workforce with employers in the cybersecurity industry. CyberCompEx is sponsored by U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC), a program of the Council on CyberSecurity, and is supported by the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security.