15 major companies announce effort to tackle cybersecurity workforce recruitment issues
Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, and more are working to nix requirements and eliminate gender-biased job descriptions.
At DEF CON’s aviation village, the military is interested in more than just the hacks
The Defense Digital Service's newly minted chief, Brett Goldstein, tells CyberScoop his team intends to use the DEFCON aviation village as a way to attract recruits to hack the Pentagon.
Army must empower next generation to succeed in cyber, senior official says
To quickly develop the Army's cyber capabilities requires that leadership consider unique options while also adjusting for a different culture brought in by recruits who are inherently digitally savvy, according to Col. Chris Wade, director of the Army's Task Force Cyber Strong.
More than two years after historic breach, OPM continues to struggle with cybersecurity
The agency's Inspector General said things haven't really gotten better since OPM's infamous breach.
FBI's recruitment strategy for cybersecurity pros starts early, focuses on high school
"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.
Recruitment and retention of 'cyber ninjas' doesn't have to be a dark art, report says
Large systems integrators turn out to be the government contractors with the best track record in recruiting and retaining a technically skilled cybersecurity workforce, the SANS Institute found.