Breaking into Cyber – Perspective from a High School – Tim Cathcart – ESW #267
High School students represent the very beginning of the pipeline for the Cyber industry. What are the attitudes and perspectives of these young people? How can we attract the best and brightest into our industry?
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Dr Cathcart has a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech; masters from Lincoln Memorial University, National Defense University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Anchorage; and his undergrad is also from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In addition, he has an Associates degree from the Community College of the Air Force. He has industry certifications from PMI as a Project Management Professional; and CompTIA’s ITF+, A+ and Security+ cyber-related certifications.
Dr. Cathcart retired from the Air Force in 2017 after nearly 32 years in uniform, as both enlisted and officer. He served in a variety of assignments to include the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, National Guard Bureau, command, and operational positions. Currently, he teaches Mathematics, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science classes at Bearden High School, Knoxville, TN.