Cybersecurity is ‘Really About the People,’ Official Says – GovExec

A strong cybersecurity workforce is critical to protecting government computer networks from attack, according to cyber experts.

During a Thursday panel discussion hosted by the consultancy Deloitte, federal officials and security analysts said building a multidisciplinary, highly skilled workforce is at least as important as developing information technology tools to combat cybersecurity threats. The federal government needs employees trained in multiple career fields to address technology and policy concerns, they said.