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Military Academies Look to Fill Nation’s Cybersecurity Gaps

The rise of all things cybersecurity has been accompanied by a collective groaning that there is a shortage of personnel skilled enough to protect critical government and military networks.

The Defense Department is under constant attack from hackers, and officials said they need to do a better job of recruiting Internet security experts to stop them.

The military academies, for their part, have been churning out potential “cyberwarriors” for years. Though their numbers aren’t staggering, these potential computer gurus often find themselves whisked away after graduation into positions outside the cybersecurity field. The challenge is coming up with a plan to put these young men and women in pertinent roles when they enter their respective services, officials at the military academies said.

via National Defense Magazine, continued here.