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DHS Opens Cyber Job Fair

Screen shot 2009-12-15 at 12.06.45 PMThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched a cyber job fair on December 11th, 2009. This virtual job fair was opened in order to recruit more cybersecurity experts. And what better place to find them then online? This launch also is consistent with the Department of Homeland Security’s plans to hire up to 1,000 new cybersecurity experts and professionals over the next three years. According to NextGov, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, stated, “Effective cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between individuals, communities, government and the private sector to protect our cyber networks from terrorism and intrusion. The virtual job fair will help us recruit top cyber analysts, developers and engineers to serve their country by leading the nation’s defenses against cyber threats.”

The cyber job fair is looking for experience in the following areas to name a few: strategic analysis, cyber risk, incident response, intelligence analysis, and malware/vulnerability analysis. Moreover, the department is focusing on applicants with experience. For more information about the job fair, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/cyberjobfair/

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