Sunday, October 4, 2009

U.S. Homeland Security Wants Cybersecurity Pros

pcworld.com

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to hire 1,000 cybersecurity professionals in the next three years according to the agency's secretary Janet Napolitano.

The department now has the authority to recruit and hire cybersecurity professionals across DHS over the next three years in order to help fulfill its mission to protect the nation's cyber infrastructure, systems and networks, she said.

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"This new hiring authority will enable DHS to recruit the best cyber analysts, developers and engineers in the world to serve their country by leading the nation's defenses against cyber threats," Napolitano stated. DHS his the focal point for the security of cyberspace -- including analysis, warning, information sharing, vulnerability reduction, mitigation, and recovery efforts for public and private critical infrastructure information systems.

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