Forwarded from: Robert G. Ferrell <rferrellat_private> > And for many, (computer) skills and getting a grip on the > dimensions of cyberspace and their adversaries' capabilities are > needed competencies that have yet to be acquired." It doesn't help that the U.S. government frequently ignores those of us who already work for them who do have some computer skills. I've been sneaking in work for the FBI on my own time for nearly three years because they haven't got any mechanism for hiring people at my level anywhere but in DC or Quantico, and I steadfastly refuse to move back to that area. Never mind the fact that the work I do for them is 100% online and could be carried out from anywhere there is decent Internet bandwidth available. I've volunteered until I'm blue in the face, but no one in the government is interested. I'm no hot shot expert, but I do have a decent set of computer and investigation skills built up over the past 24 years. I suspect I'm not alone. Until the feds take a look at the folks already in their ranks and use them to their full potential, I don't see that whining about the lack of computer security expertise is going to be a very productive strategy. It makes for good press copy, though. Cheers, RGF Robert G. Ferrell, CISSP Systems Security Specialist National Business Center Robert_G_Ferrellat_private rferrellat_private - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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