Monday, October 5, 2009

Feds push cybersecurity jobs, PCI DSS changes ahead

Posted to TechTarget today:

"In a significant sign of the government's commitment to improving its cybersecurity profile, the Department of Homeland Security said it could hire 1000 security professionals over the next three years. This is welcome news for those seeking cybersecurity jobs. A longer-term view of the problem of securing the national technical infrastructure would have DHS allocating more of its $40 billion total budget authority to cybersecurity educational programs. We've heard reports about the problem of filling and retaining professionals in government information security jobs. In addition to existing degree programs at a few universities, perhaps cybersecurity can also be featured in Reserve Officers Training Candidate programs to develop military leadership well-versed in cybersecurity skills. Presently, neither the Army ROTC nor the Air Force ROTC shows cybersecurity as a career choice..."

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