Department of Homeland Security on Lookout for IT Security Pros
The Obama administration gives the Department of Homeland Security approval to hire as many as 1,000 cyber-security experts during the next three years. According to DHS, officials are aiming to fill a number of different positions in areas such as vulnerability detection and network and systems engineering.The Department of Homeland Security has gotten the OK to hire as many as 1,000 new IT pros during the next three years to bolster cyber-security. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement Oct. 1 during remarks tied to the start of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The new hiring authority is the result of a collaborative effort between DHS, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Office of Management and Budget.
"Effective cyber-security requires all partners-individuals, communities, government entities and the private sector-to work together to protect our networks and strengthen our cyber-resiliency," Napolitano said. "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."