As Director, Sales and Business Developer for Comtech Trusted Location, Erik Wallace is responsible for sales and business development of cyber training products to include Assessment and Workforce Development solutions. Comtech sees workforce development as key to closure of the cybersecurity skills gap that exists worldwide. Comtech’s solutions are instrumental in delivery of end-to-end workforce development programs.
Mr. Wallace is a sought after speaker regarding workforce development, security of public safety communication infrastructure, application testing, and cyber security.
Erik holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. He holds eleven U.S. patents in the areas of messaging and telecommunications.
Speech Topic & Synopses
Governments and Commercial organizations throughout the world are struggling to find cyber talent. As a result, there is a great need for tools to identify, assess, train, and evaluate cyber talent at scale. This workshop will identify effective elements for Skilling and or Reskilling current employees is an effective means to internally grow and develop the cyber talent pipeline at scale. Our case study presents the tools used to evaluate candidates at scale during multiple cohorts of the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy. The tools were purposefully aligned to the NICE Framework and Job-roles to evaluate candidates’ cognitive and personality factors to help ensure successful completion of the cohort, as well as to assess and measure hands-on skills and abilities acquired during the training phase of the program.
Intended Learning Outcomes include:
- How cognitive ability tools can be used in evaluation of cyber aptitude
- How personality traits can be used in evaluation of cyber attitude
- How learning outcomes can be measured creating baseline for guided future learning