Defense News (02/12/13) Andrew Tilghman
The Pentagon intends to hire thousands of workers in a massive expansion of the joint U.S. Cyber Command, the armed forces’ centralized command of cyberspace operations. Approximately 80% of the jobs will be for service members and 20% for civilians. “People are going to fight for these jobs,” says Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, a private school that trains cybersecurity experts for the military and private businesses. “This wouldn’t have worked just a few years ago, because no one thought there were great careers in cyber,” Paller says. “That has changed.”
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