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U.S. Gov Says Cyber Security Experts in Demand

A growing number and variety of cyber threats means the demand for those with computer security expertise is very high.

eSecurityPlanet reports on what the director of global cyber security management at the Department of Homeland Security said in a speech detailing the urgency of the matter.


WASHINGTON -- As discussions about the federal approach to cyber security continue to percolate across the highest levels of government, one of the most important steps policymakers can take is to nourish the education and training of a new crop of security experts, a senior administration official said here at the FOSE government IT show.

Working in concert with the government, the private sector has made significant strides in improving software security and ferreting out vulnerabilities in the supply chain, but the flow of cyber security experts graduating from the nation's universities with advanced degrees remains anemic, according to Richard Marshall, the director of global cyber security management at the Department of Homeland Security.

"No matter how successful we are in those two elements, we are going to fail if we don't invest more money, time, attention and rewards to educate the workforce," Marshall said. "That's our legacy-to-be."

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:
U.S. Faces Cyber Security Gap Without Training, Education