Pentagon's Job Opportunities For Internet Hackers

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Internet Hackers In Pentagon
United States federal authorities, Sunday(19/4), Announced that they will open the job opportunities for Internet Hackers. This is not meant to punish them, but to pay them in order to secure the country's network. General Dynamics Information Technology has been looking for someone who can 'think like a bad guy'. According to the Homeland Security Department, Applicants, must understand hacker's tools and tactics and be able to analyze Internet traffic and identify vulnerabilities in the federal systems.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Pentagon will increase the number of cyberexperts it can train each year from 80 to 250 by 2011. This Hacker Expert were formed because the United States feel that they must preparing for cyberattack, and then White House can manage and use technology to protect all, from the electrical grid and stock markets to tax data, airline flight systems, and nuclear launch codes.

David Powner, director of technology issues for the Government Accountability Office, revealed that they should have a plan to re-cover digital disaster. "We're clearly not as prepared as we should be," he said.

Administration officials says the U.S. has not kept pace with technological innovations needed to protect its computer networks against emerging threats from hackers, criminals or other nations looking for national security secrets.

To Face the risk of cyber crime, President Barack Obama has requested time to review for 2 months to test how federal agencies manage and protect state's data, and what rules that the country should be made to secure the network who control the vital utility and other important infrastructures. For that, Obama asks for reports from the Bush administration, Melissa Hathaway, to the efforts of this hackers search.
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