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Meet the man responsible for teaching some of the NSA’s best young hackers

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Underlining the NSA's race to hire the best and brightest is a list of universities that offer myriad of computer security training programs, each providing a stepping stone into the secretive agency. In this context, Carnegie Mellon University is to the NSA what the University of Alabama is to the NFL.

NSA seeks pay bump for its ‘high-end, exquisite civilian talent’

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

NSA Director Michael Rogers recently authorized the introduction of a specially tailored compensation package for the spy agency’s “high-end” cybersecurity workforce.

Former intel officials: Trump’s win is already hurting recruitment efforts

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

President-elect Donald Trump’s rise to the White House may have a detrimental effect on the U.S. intelligence community’s ability to both recruit new talent and retain career professionals, former intelligence officials said Wednesday during a panel discussion at the CATO Institute.

Trump’s first 100 days should include cybersecurity action, commission says

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

The incoming Trump administration should launch programs to train 150,000 cyber-professionals during the next four years, start developing a voluntary system of cybersecurity-standards labeling for consumer technology and insist on strong authentication when citizens log on to government websites.

NIST out with cyber workforce ‘dictionary’

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

The draft framework says it aims to provide American companies with a "common, consistent lexicon to categorize and describe cybersecurity work." Additionally, it will be used by every federal agency to catalogue the U.S. government's own cyber workforce by the end of next year.