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Robert Anderson: FBI Seeks Trained Cyber Experts

Robert Anderson Jr.
Robert Anderson Jr.

The FBI is seeking new agents with training and background in cybersecurity in an effort to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

Robert Anderson Jr., executive assistant director for the FBI’s criminal, cyber, response and services branch, said Dec. 29 the bureau wants “people who are going to come and be part of a team that is working different very complex types of investigations and to utilize their skillsets in that team environment.”

The recruitment period for computer scientists, information technology specialists and engineers is set to close on Jan. 20, according to the job posting.

“Cyber agents will be integrated into all the different violations that we work. So whether it’s a counterterrorism or counterintelligence investigation, they could be the lead agent in the case,” Anderson said.

Applicants will go through a background check and fitness test and must be between 23 and 37 years of age.

The FBI said it prefers cyber agent aspirants who have background in computer programming, database administration, malware analysis, digital forensics and ethical hacking.

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