Cyber Education Is the Key to Solving the Skills Gap – Kevin Nolten – BSW #231

Kevin Nolten, Director of Academic Outreach from, joins Business Security Weekly to discuss how cyber education is the key to solving the skills gap and developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Kevin will share examples of how we, the cybersecurity community, can get involved in K-12 and higher education programs, strategies for developing young talent, and how’s curriculum can be used to train your employees! Visit for all the latest episodes!

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Cyber Education Is the Key to Solving the Skills Gap


Kevin Nolten

Kevin Nolten – Director of Academic Outreach at CYBER.ORG


As the Director of Academic Outreach at CYBER.ORG, Kevin directs the organization’s?programmatic outreach efforts and partnerships with the goal of ensuring that every K-12 student in the U.S. has access to cybersecurity education. In his role, he helps advance CYBER.ORG’s K-12 cyber education program with age-appropriate content that aligns with state standards for education in 27 states and counting. The impact of that work is measured in thousands of teachers and students with more content, resources and training that will fuel the cyber workforce pipeline for the future.

Kevin received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration from LSU Shreveport. Kevin also received his MBA from LSU Shreveport.


Ben Carr

Ben Carr – CISO at Qualys

Ben Carr is the Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys. He is an information security and risk executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing long-term security strategies. Ben has demonstrated global leadership and experience, through executive leadership roles of advanced technology, high risk, and rapid-growth initiatives, at companies such as Aristocrat, Tenable, Visa and Nokia. While at Aristocrat, Ben built a world-class global cybersecurity program from the ground up as part of a digital transformation. As a senior cybersecurity executive at Visa, Ben was responsible for developing and leading Visa’s Global Attack Surface Management Team and capability. Prior to Visa, he led all security programs for Nokia corporate IT as the Global Head of IT Security. Ben holds a certificate in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC), is a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque – Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies


Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance


Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.


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