Cindy Martinez

Cindy Martinez was a Semester Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), where she worked on the CyberAI Project. Prior to joining CSET, she served at the Department of Homeland Security, advising senior government officials on military cyber operations, government hacking programs and space security issues. Cindy is currently pursuing an M.A. in Security Studies at Georgetown University and holds dual B.A. degrees in cybersecurity and marketing from California State University, San Bernardino. 

Semester Research Analyst Cindy Martinez analyzes the lack of U.S. talent in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence fields and how to increase youth recruitment.

As demand for cybersecurity experts in the United States has grown faster than the supply of qualified workers, some organizations have turned to artificial intelligence to bolster their overwhelmed cyber teams. Organizations may opt for distinct teams that specialize exclusively in AI or cybersecurity, but there is a benefit to having employees with overlapping experience in both domains. This data brief analyzes hiring demand for individuals with a combination of AI and cybersecurity skills.