Little is known about the factors that influence the interest, engagement, development, recruitment, retention, and advancement of broadening participation in cybersecurity functions and roles that could expand and enhance the cybersecurity talent pool. In this Special Issue, CSJ invites practitioners, scholars, and educators to propose or report systematic and rigorous investigations of the contributing causes, mediating or moderating influences, and evidence-based solutions for diversifying the cybersecurity workforce with a paper proposal or draft abstract that conforms to the structured abstract format specified in theCybersecurity Skills Journal Author Guidelines.
If you have questions about CSJ or are uncertain what next steps to take to produce a structured abstract, please attend the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Abstract Development Workshop on February 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm (EST). Free registration at https://nationalcyberwatchcenter.wildapricot.org/event-4163604
CSJ (https://csj.nationalcyberwatchcenter.org) seeks to raise the capability maturity of the cybersecurity workforce through open and free dissemination of research on evidence-based practices and private access to digital tools and practice guides, utilizing a unique constructive process in which large peer reviewer panels assist authors in developing their research towards a scholarly rigorous, practically relevant publication in CSJ.
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