RE: [ISN] Lack of cybersecurity specialists sparks concern

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Date: Thu Sep 05 2002 - 23:26:20 PDT

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    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 publications PSCIA.pdf)  
    let's not make US corporations aware of the free information assurance
    products on the market created by uncle sam see (
    training products lets not share operational security information
    (  what else can I say oh yeah
    (  am I bitter heck no.  Do I attempt to continue
    to share heck yeah. DO they listen depends.
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    From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] 
    Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 12:41 AM
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    Subject: [ISN] Lack of cybersecurity specialists sparks concern 
    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
    "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
    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.
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