Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to guide the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The twelve Security Awareness blogs feature ready-made content designed to enhance security awareness.
Tom Humbarger is the marketing manager for Vantage Technology Consulting Group - a Los Angeles-based firm providing system design and strategic technology consulting services.
Tom is responsible for building awareness for the Vantage’s thought leadership, managing all marketing and business development process activities for the organization and mentoring the senior staff with the latest in marketing trends. Tom is also a closet ‘techie’ and loves being a pioneer who pushes the marketing and creative envelope by continually seeking out and using the latest technologies and approaches.
Earlier in his career, Tom audited financial services companies as a Certified Public Accountant with a Top 4 accounting firm, managed high level strategic value projects as a management consultant and developed product and marketing strategies for a variety of software companies. Tom is a native Ohioan and has visited all 50 of the United States.
Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University with dual majors in Accounting and Operations Research.
There are more than 300,000 unfilled jobs for cybersecurity professionals in the United States today. Higher education institutions can help address this issue by creating initiatives to educate students and professionals to train the next generation of cyberwarriors.