Federal Government Needs Hackers
The Department of Defense is looking for a few good hackers. The agency announced an Ethical Hacker Certification that trains in the art and science of hacking, for good, according to an article in Information Week. The U.S. Department of Defense injected $500 million over five years to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in order to speed up the development of cyberweapons and defensive technology, reported the Washington Post. This points to the government's increasing focus on maintaining the nation's critical infrastructure and is good news for Cyber Security professionals skilled in Information Operations and Information Assurance.