The Defense Digital Service sees the aviation “village” at the DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas as an opportunity to recruit and hire cybersecurity professionals, Fedscoop reported Friday.
“In this room and throughout the convention is some of the best security talent in the world,” said Brett Goldstein, head of DDS. “This is a win for me if I can spark the imagination of this community, get them to understand we want to collaborate with them, that the problem space is fascinating, and this is something they should think about.”
DDS has approximately 70 active-duty military and civilian employees who go into rotation every couple of years, allowing the agency to recruit talent to bring in new concepts. The aviation village features an F-35 fighter jet simulator that serves as a hacking target for cyber professionals at the event.