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FBI's recruitment strategy for cybersecurity pros starts early, focuses on high school

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

"What we want to do is get to these kids in high school, get them into STEM programs and then we want to get them into colleges and universities that sponsor Scholarship for Service," a top bureau official said at CyberTalks.

Citing 'confidence gap' in American tech workforce, CompTIA creates professional association

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The industry association wants to create a pipeline into the workforce for cybersecurity and other IT fields.

U.S. government's cyber Scholarship-for-Service program would expand under Senate bill

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

The Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act would expand the National Science Foundation's CyberCorps: Scholarship-for-Service program, which awards grants and scholarships to students in exchange for agreeing to take on cybersecurity jobs in government.

U.S. universities race to contain WannaCry ransomware, officials say

by Cassandra Stephenson • 5 months ago

At least five American universities have been impacted by the global ransomware virus known as “WannaCry,” CyberScoop learned today. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity College, University of Washington and North Dakota State University confirmed Tuesday that computers connected to university networks were infected by the virus, while University of Maine denied widespread infection on the Orono campus.

Inside the NSA's CDX, a high-tech competition pitting cadets against elite attackers

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

Professional hackers from the NSA, U.S. Cyber Command and foreign militaries are launching a barrage of cyberattacks this week — against teams of students.

DOJ, FBI officials say there's been a surge in teenage hackers

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

Government lawyers are seeing such a spike in adolescent cases that it reminds some of the late 1990s.

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