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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 08:01

Jobs for hackers

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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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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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