Federal Authorities to Hire Hackers to Identify Weaknesses in Gov’t Computer Systems

WASHINGTON-- Federal authorities are looking to hire computer hackers who…

WASHINGTON– Federal authorities are looking to hire computer hackers who “think like the bad guy” so they can identify vulnerabilities in federal systems for the Homeland Security Department.  In light of the heightened need for a new kind of computer genius, the Pentagon plans to increase the number of “cyberexperts” it can train each year from 80 to 250 by 2011.

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