The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) is looking to bridge the gap between Maryland’s booming cybersecurity industry and career-seeking veterans with help from a new Veteran Outreach Coordinator.
A 15-year member of the U.S. Air Force, Nigel LeBlanc has joined DBED’s Cyber Development team to connect veterans with public and private agency resources in the cybersecurity sector.
LeBlanc believes veterans have the skill set needed for the growing cyber workforce. “Veterans have the ethics, the knowledge of how to work in teams and how to operate very well under pressure. Veterans have the technical aptitude and the experience needed [to fill the workforce shortage],” he said.