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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 08:01

Jobs for hackers

A couple of months ago, the US Dept of Homeland Security announced they wanted to recruit 1,000 cyber security professionals over the next three years.  The process has started.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in October a plan to recruit up to 1,000 cyber security experts to assist with the protection of infrastructure, systems and networks.

"Effective cybersecurity requires all partners—individuals, communities, government entities and the private sector—to work together to protect our networks and strengthen our cyber resiliency," said Secretary Napolitano. "This new hiring authority will enable DHS to recruit the best cyber analysts, developers and engineers in the world to serve their country by leading the nation's defenses against cyber threats."

Bruce Schneier, in his blog reported that Bob Cringley didn't believe there were that many such experts in all of the country.

In the past couple of days, the new "virtual job fair" has been launched.  This outlines the kinds of positions available and the likely salary ($US73,000 to $US153,000).

DHS is specifically seeking expertise in:

* Cyber Incident Response

* Vulnerability Detection and Assessment

* Networks and Systems Engineering

* Cyber Risk and Strategic Analysis

* Intelligence and Investigation

So, if you're a budding hacker who wants to "come in from the cold" and are a US citizen able to gain a Top Secret clearance, here's your chance.

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Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site and prominent Newsletter promotion and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.


David Heath

David Heath has had a long and varied career in the IT industry having worked as a Pre-sales Network Engineer (remember Novell NetWare?), General Manager of IT&T for the TV Shopping Network, as a Technical manager in the Biometrics industry, and as a Technical Trainer and Instructional Designer in the industrial control sector. In all aspects, security has been a driving focus. Throughout his career, David has sought to inform and educate people and has done that through his writings and in more formal educational environments.

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