LISTEN: New ‘Out West’ episode explores solutions for workforce shortages in cybersecurity

In honor of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the new episode of WGA’s Out West podcast, Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce, explores the efforts to address workforce shortages in the cybersecurity field by expanding the talent pipeline and actively training un- and underemployed populations, including those with disabilities.

In this episode, WGA Policy Advisor Lauren Cloward spoke with Jeff Rangel, the Senior Director of Global Corporate Responsibility at Palo Alto Networks, about their partnership with Girls Scouts of the USA and the importance of encouraging career awareness at an early age. She also spoke with Patrick Romzek, the CEO and Founder of Bridge to Opportunity, about the public-private partnership model that the organization employs to harnesses the untapped potential of people with disabilities for cybersecurity jobs.

To listen, click the embedded player below, or visit PodbeanSpotify and Apple Podcasts

Read a transcript of the podcast.

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