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Robin Williams: Agencies Start to Eye Cyber Employee Mentoring

virtual trainingThe Department of Homeland Security has started to implement an employee rotation and mentorship program in a move to assess qualifications of its cybersecurity staffs, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Lauren Larson writes a mentor is assigned to an employee that works on a rotational basis within the entire agency, then with other agencies and followed by time in the private sector.

Robin Williams, director of DHS’ National Cybersecurity Education and Awareness office, said that government agencies and companies have started to adopt mentorship programs, according to the report.

He added that universities also are beginning with their own mentoring strategy and high school students are receiving lessons on proper social media etiquette and skills-based resume building, the report says.

Williams also said that military cyber personnel undergo tests and evaluations in a simulated environment, Federal News Radio reports.

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