Tags Cybersecurity

Army’s new cyber units come with serious workforce challenges, GAO finds

by Jackson Barnett

The Army is facing a range of staffing, equipment and training issues as it shifts to face the future of warfare.

Why the United States needs more cybersecurity experts — badly

by Betsy Foresman

Alan Paller, founder of the SANS Institute, says a "cyber pandemic" threatens national security and the only solution is to train more professionals.

State Department saw ‘significant’ IT staffing reductions during federal hiring freeze

by Dave Nyczepir

Civil service staffing for IT positions declined 6.3% through May 2018, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

South Texas districts open cybersecurity careers program

by Betsy Foresman

A new state-funded program seeks to shrink the gap in the IT security workforce by offering digital forensics and cybersecurity training.

DHS ‘blew up’ its hiring system for cybersecurity talent

by Dave Nyczepir

The new process will offer market-sensitive pay across the board and enable the department to make job offers more quickly, such as at tech conferences.

Personnel is toughest part of starting risk-based cybersecurity programs, agencies say

by Dave Nyczepir

GAO found 16 agencies lack a cybersecurity risk management strategy. Leaders say the biggest hurdle is finding the right people.

Universities are expanding cybersecurity education to meet broad demand

by Betsy Foresman

Programs like San Diego State University's degree in cybersecurity management highlight a growing demand for interdisciplinary cybersecurity skills.

Cybersecurity clinic at Indiana U. positions itself as regional hub

by Betsy Foresman

Many organizations have cybersecurity needs, but IU will focus on the Midwest's local agencies and businesses, a largely under-resourced niche.

DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says

by Benjamin Freed

A top federal cybersecurity official said Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security often lacks a clear picture of state and local governments’ network security, even as foreign adversaries increase their attempts to disrupt all levels of the public sector. And while federal agencies are getting better at working with state and local authorities, they face an ongoing challenge of staying ahead of an evolving threat landscape. “We don’t have good…

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