TIAA boosts cybersecurity talent strategy with university partnership

CISO Tim Byrd teams up with New York University Tandon School of Engineering to create a new educational pathway for TIAA employees.

A stack of school books sits on a desk, with an apple on top. [Education/Learning]

TIAA CISO Tim Byrd and company CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett joined other private sector executives and education leaders at the White House this past August to discuss the nation’s need to address cybersecurity threats.

There, President Biden called out the growing sophistication of attacks and the increasing damage they’re inflicting. He also highlighted the desperate need for more qualified cybersecurity professionals, stressing the 500,000 open private and public sector security jobs due to the worker shortage.

Byrd knows firsthand the importance of having a fully staffed security team and the challenge of achieving that.

But he also has insights into solving that challenge.

Two years prior to the White House event, Byrd had launched at TIAA a new education program that advances his own teams’ skills and also builds security skills among business unit workers.


Tim Byrd, CISO, TIAA

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