important designation it gives us because in the federal sector,
if you don’t graduate from a program with that designation,
you have to kind of go through a polishing step before
you go into the federal service. And right now, the federal
government is woefully understaffed in the area of cybersecurity
specialists, and the industry the same way. And so I
see that as a wonderful area where we can get our military
veterans that are family independent members into a job field
that’s going to pay them a lucrative salary.
Q: How will IRSC prepare students for possible cyberattacks?
A: I would like for every student who goes through IRSC to
come out with some form of nascent exposure to cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity threats are pernicious. They’re everywhere.
If you’re in healthcare, if you’re an economist, if you’re in the
hotel business, if you’re in the casino business, if you’re in a
restaurant business, your data is important to somebody, and
they will try to steal it from you or block you from being able
to access it and disrupt your business operations. So I want
our kids today to understand this pernicious threat is not going
to go away. It’s going to continue to move forward, both
for criminal as well as state actors and non-state actors. And
so we have to be aware of that.
Q: What are your outside interests?
A: “I’m an avid reader. I do lots of things simultaneously.
So I read three or four books at one time. My wife and I love
to walk. She’s the power walker. I’m not quite at that level,
but she tries to keep me in shape and keep my stress off.
We’re staying on North Hutchinson Island, and yesterday we
did three miles down to the Navy SEAL Museum and three
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Q: What’s something most people don’t know about you?
A: I tend to be an open book. I think that people sometimes
mistake my curiosity for challenging their knowledge and so
forth. When I first meet someone and start a conversation I
want to know who you are, where you’re from. You have a
story. I want to know your story. My dad had a saying that
the incurious mind is the most dangerous mind to encounter
because they’re trapped and they won’t change. The curious
mind is an agile mind, and it’s always searching for new
information in informing and updating their thought process
and their decision-making process. The other thing my father
told me is that the decisive individual will make a decision
and not look back. The indecisive individual will never make
a decision. Organizations cannot live in that limbo. You’ve
got to be decisive. Dr. Massey could not have done what he
did being indecisive. So you use data, you get to your point,
you trust your gut and you make a decision and you move
forward. I’m not perfect. I’m just a guy doing a job and doing
the best I can. I’ll make mistakes. I’m a human being. And
I’ve really looked at my team and I tell them that I need help
because without them I can’t succeed. And without me they
can’t succeed. So it’s mutually reciprocal and interrelated.
IRSC’s health sciences department was just one of the college departments Moore has visited so far. He also plans to meet with various community leaders.