Forwarded from: "Huggins, Michael" <mhhugginsat_private> Let's guess when the co-author of the Navy's Information Systems Security Manager and Advanced Network Administrator Course of Instruction, and a Certified Accreditation Action officer With the National Security Agency comes ups for orders he is offered a billet in a comm center in Souda Bay Crete or the option to retire. Hmm I really wonder what the government thinks. They have brought this problem unto themselves. They have forced those with dedication and perserverance to leave. They cut off their noses to spite their faces. I have no pity for them. Second thought, lets create InfraGard and share information with the corporate community. Lets not share the information that some of those experts provide to us and lets not follow the security guidance as set forth by PDD-63 (see www.ciao.gov publications PSCIA.pdf) let's not make US corporations aware of the free information assurance products on the market created by uncle sam see (http://iase.disa.mil) training products lets not share operational security information (http://www.ioss.gov//) what else can I say oh yeah (http://csrc.nist.gov) am I bitter heck no. Do I attempt to continue to share heck yeah. DO they listen depends. -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 12:41 AM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] Lack of cybersecurity specialists sparks concern http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0902/090402td2.htm By Molly M. Peterson National Journal's Technology Daily September 4, 2002 The United States is facing an alarming shortage in skilled workers to protect the nation's critical infrastructures from cyberterrorism and other threats, several homeland security and high-tech experts said Wednesday. "There is going to be more demand ... for people with [information technology] skills," Harris Miller, president of the Information Technology Association of America, said during a cybersecurity conference in Washington sponsored by the MIS Training Institute. "It is a huge problem we have in this country-not having enough people with adequate skills and training." Stressing the need to make information security second nature, Mark Holman, deputy assistant to the president for the White House Office of Homeland Security, said the president's forthcoming national strategy for cybersecurity-due to be released Sept. 18-will address the need for skilled workers to help defend computer networks. Holman said the strategy aims to be a "living document" that will grow and change as the technology changes. The document will contain sections that address home users' security and network security issues, Holman said. It also will categorize critical infrastructure issues by industry, such as water filtration, electricity or telecommunications. Government and industry also must educate each other about infrastructure vulnerabilities and threats through information-sharing analysis centers (ISACs) and other partnerships, according to Ronald Dick, director of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center. [...] - 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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