[ISN] DHS plans expansion of cybersecurity workforce

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 00:03:49 -0500 (CDT)

Federal Times
May 24, 2011 

The Department of Homeland Security plans to grow its cybersecurity 
workforce by more than 50 percent, as lawmakers and the White House work 
to expand the department's authority in securing both government and 
private-sector websites.

By October 2012, DHS' cyber staff will grow from 260 to 400 workers, 
Philip Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the department's National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, said at a Senate committee hearing 

A new legislative proposal released by the White House this month not 
only places DHS as the lead defender of the dot-gov domain but also 
gives the department expanded authority.

The DHS secretary would require companies to disclose annually 
"high-level summaries" of their cybersecurity plans and whether risks 
have been properly addressed. The secretary would also create a process 
for designating critical infrastructure such as power plants and 
electric grids.


Tegatai Managed Colocation: Four Provider Blended
Tier-1 Bandwidth, Fortinet Universal Threat Management,
Natural Disaster Avoidance, Always-On Power Delivery 
Network, Cisco Switches, SAS 70 Type II Datacenter. 
Find peace of mind, Defend your Critical Infrastructure.
Received on Wed May 25 2011 - 22:03:49 PDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Wed May 25 2011 - 22:09:36 PDT