The cybersecurity labor market is suffering a severe workforce shortage. By 2019, the demand for talent is estimated to be about 6 million jobs, with a projected shortfall of at least 1.5 million skilled workers, according to Symantec’s CEO Michael Brown. In July 2015, the U.S. State of Cybercrime report from PwC, CSO, the CERT […]

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PROVO — Deep in the basement of the Crabtree Technology Building at Brigham Young University, a team of students works to hack into the university’s servers. However, these are not the stereotypical “hackers” and they are not doing anything illegal. These students are part of the award-winning Cybersecurity Research Lab and they are performing important […]

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DANIEL ZWERDLING, HOST: We’ve been talking about terrorism a lot this evening, and now we’re going to focus on what you might call a non-violent version, cyber warfare. Just last week, the Justice Department indicted seven hackers tied to the Iranian government. Officials said they broke into major U.S. banks a few years ago and […]

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President Obama wants to boost federal spending on cybersecurity by $19 billion, which is to be commended. But unless we attract more people to the field, and see “hackers” as a valuable asset to society and national security, we’ll continue to have a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Last year Symantec CEO Michael Brown said “the […]

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Terror attacks are often followed, in an extra strike of cruelty, by major cyber-attacks on the targeted country, according to data gathered by Israeli cyber-security firm Cytegic. Such second strike attacks then provoke a response by anti-terror cyber-activists, with the result that a country could find its networks paralyzed for days because of the huge […]

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun sharing cyber threat data with federal agencies and private companies in accordance with a major cybersecurity bill passed last year, The Associated Press reported. “This is the ‘if you see something, say something’ of cybersecurity,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in remarks at the agency’s data-sharing […]

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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 1:00 am Kearney camp offers chance to learn about cybersecurity jobs Associated Press | KEARNEY — Students can learn about computer programming and career options in cybersecurity at a camp in Kearney this June. … read more at: http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/kearney-camp-offers-chance-to-learn-about-cybersecurity-jobs/article_a644000f-d821-51bb-b972-bfdcd292763d.html

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Want to be one of the computer hacking good guys, helping companies and people fight back against the bad guys trying to ruin everyone’s digital lives and spill secrets all over the Internet? Then you’ve come to the right place. Last December, the Commonwealth Bank and the University of New South Wales announced ‘a $1.6 […]

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