DHS urged to hire 600 cyber ninjas



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DHS urged to hire 600 cyber ninjas

Source: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/473/306 ... ber-ninjas
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The Homeland Security Department is in need of a few cyber ninjas.
DHS requires help in defining and developing about 600 superbly skilled and proficient employees. And the ninjas, or experts, will help set the curriculum for current and future cyber workers.

We are starting with the people that really do have the tradecraft. We are using them in order to identify what are the mission critical functions, tasks and what kind of scenarios do they need to be trained to," said Steve Myers, who is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council's Task Force on Cyberskills and spent his entire career in the defense and national security area. "What would the necessary proficiency be to be able to perform?" """

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Post Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:29 am

Re: DHS urged to hire 600 cyber ninjas

I have to chuckle every time I see these types of articles.  I do know that the gov't is dumping money into these programs but you would have to wonder if they are being competitive with the compensation packages.  Not to mention the people they are looking for are most likely happy with what they are doing and for who.  Some of them also probably don't want a target on their back which is another negative for working for a gov't body.  And uh... 600?  Good luck with that DHS!
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