I like to talk to my students in Computer Science about career options and what and where they can do things later on life.
I had all of my classes take a look at the NSA recruiting page to see where NSA had needs.
They were very impressed that Computer Science and Computer Engineering were in high demand.
Several of my students have Cyber Security career ambitions so this is very good information for them to have.
This article discusses the view in the UK that students should be “cranking more code” and learning more about Computer Science. This is currently not the case and there are ongoing discussions about how to beef up the CS educational component.
“The teaching of computer science must become more relevant to modern needs, said the government.”
This quote is great and sends a clear message that change must occur.
As more and more cyber attacks on US companies occur, the talk of a cyber war becomes more prevelant. The lack of employees filling cyber security jobs makes the situation even more dire.
It does seem much more likely for a war to take place in cyber space than anywhere else. Cyber crime is up as are cyber attacks and many of these are very organized attacks. Hopefully, we will continue to fund cyber security and put efforts into recruiting quality people in these areas.
Data, data everywhere
Big Data and the abundance of data is quite a popular topic these days.
The topic of big data overlaps many different disciplines and affects much more than just Computer Science.
Companies like Walmart and Google examine and create lots of data.
NSA to Help Google With CyberSecurity
Seems like Google would have the largest pool of resources, but apparently that is not the case. It is good to see that this issue is getting serious attention.
US at Risk of Crippling Cyber Attack
Here is another article related to cyber security.
It appears we need to do something to improve this area and in a hurry.
Execs Fear Cyber Attacks
It appears that companies are worried about the damage a cyber attack could cause.
More and more companies are in need of cyber security experts.
Digital Combat Proves Tough
There seems to be lots of chatter related to cyber crimes and cyber attacks, but currently no real solution on the horizon.
Our National Security Depends on the Geeks
We clearly need more people in cyber security.