Cybersecurity careers in federal government: Q&A with a cyber professional

October 8, 2019

Each October, we recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to highlight the importance of cybersecurity and encourage the public to safeguard themselves against cyber threats. 

As the number of cyber attacks increases, our government needs strong cybersecurity talent to help protect the public. To learn more about cybersecurity careers in the federal government, we spoke with Austin Cusak, senior talent and innovation officer, at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. 

Watch highlights from this interview below.

What work do you do in your position at DHS?

What is it like working in a federal agency on cybersecurity issues?

What is most fulfilling about your job?

Why is there a great need for entry-level cybersecurity talent in government?

What advice would you give to someone right out of school starting their cybersecurity career?