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IV
115TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
H. RES. 459
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States
shou...
2
•HRES 459 IH
the Federal Government currently, and the potential of
as many as a million unfilled positions throughout t...
3
•HRES 459 IH
cyber capabilities of the private sector, government, and
military: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That it...
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Congressional support of Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security

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Congressional support of Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security

  1. 1. IV 115TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. RES. 459 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should support the development of programs that better prepare students for careers in cybersecurity by actively promoting ethical hacking skills. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JULY 19, 2017 Mr. CORREA submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should support the development of programs that better prepare students for careers in cybersecurity by actively promoting ethical hacking skills. Whereas the United States faces ever evolving and growing malicious cyber attacks, including large-scale breaches that impact the personal identities and personal informa- tion of millions of Americans; Whereas these cybersecurity threats also pose significant risk to the protection of critical infrastructure, national secu- rity, and defense; Whereas the United States faces a critical shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals, a shortage that includes an estimated 10,000 cybersecurity employment openings in VerDate Sep 11 2014 07:05 Jul 20, 2017 Jkt 069200 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6300 E:BILLSHR459.IH HR459 rfrederickonDSKBCBPHB2PRODwithBILLS
  2. 2. 2 •HRES 459 IH the Federal Government currently, and the potential of as many as a million unfilled positions throughout the United States by 2019; Whereas the Presidential Executive order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infra- structure calls upon the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security to jointly assess the scope and suffi- ciency of efforts to educate and train the American cyber- security workforce of the future; Whereas it is essential that efforts to educate and train American cybersecurity professionals for the private sec- tor, government, and United States military address the need for specific skills in machine learning, artificial in- telligence, and cyber autonomy to succeed in the rapidly evolving environment; Whereas early exposure to computer programming and eth- ical hacking skills increases accessibility to higher edu- cation programs and cybersecurity awareness; Whereas Congress has supported the joint effort of the Na- tional Integrated Cyber Education Research Center and the Department of Homeland Security to advance cur- ricula development and teacher training in basic cyberse- curity for middle and high schools; Whereas competitions that promote ethical hacking skills, such as the picoCTF competition which was developed collaboratively by a leading university, the private sector, and Federal agencies, have proven to be instrumental in developing technical experience and promoting interest in exploring cybersecurity careers; and Whereas the development of ethical hacking skills and in- creased cybersecurity education are needed to bolster the VerDate Sep 11 2014 07:05 Jul 20, 2017 Jkt 069200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6300 E:BILLSHR459.IH HR459 rfrederickonDSKBCBPHB2PRODwithBILLS
  3. 3. 3 •HRES 459 IH cyber capabilities of the private sector, government, and military: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Rep-1 resentatives that support should be provided for the ad-2 vancement of public and private partnerships and for col-3 laboration across industry, government, and the academic4 community to develop programs, competitions, and cur-5 ricula that provide students in the United States tangible6 engagement with future-oriented cybersecurity skills.7 Æ VerDate Sep 11 2014 07:05 Jul 20, 2017 Jkt 069200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:BILLSHR459.IH HR459 rfrederickonDSKBCBPHB2PRODwithBILLS

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