One in five federal cybersecurity workers leave the government every year, at a time when the government is facing ever more complicated and dangerous cybersecurity threats. How can the government find enough trained workers to fight them off? Will Markow, lead author of the new Burning Glass Technologies report on cybersecurity hiring, discusses what the federal government is doing—and how it can do better—in this critical area.
Will Markow is the Managing Director of Human Capital Management and Emerging Technologies at Burning Glass Technologies where he oversees Burning Glass’s research and consulting efforts focused on strategic workforce planning and the impact of emerging technologies on the workforce. Will’s research with Burning Glass is routinely featured in national media outlets, and he has overseen dozens of custom research projects for Fortune 100 companies, technology vendors, training providers, workforce development organizations, and government agencies. He has also advised multiple White House administrations on key issues related to the future of work.
In addition, Will is a frequently cited commentator on the cybersecurity talent shortage and, in partnership with CompTIA and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, leads the development of CyberSeek, an interactive online tool providing definitive data on the cybersecurity workforce across the United States and Australia.
Prior to joining Burning Glass, Will worked in the energy industry leading original research for public policy organizations and clean technology startups. Will holds a degree in economics and math from Bentley University, where he graduated with highest honors.