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    Talent search begins for high school cyber-warriors

    Date: 08.04.09 | by Judge Tom.

    Interested in working for the FBI or the Defense Department?  The federal government has just launched a national talent search for high school and college students with cybersecurity skills.  Promising candidates will attend regional camps at local colleges beginning in 2010.  The top applicants will be offered jobs from a number of government agencies.

    cybersecuritysearchThe U.S. Cyber Challenge is in search of 10,000 young Americans to become “cyber-guardians” and “cyber-warriors.”  The government recognizes that it is deficient in protecting its networks and is vulnerable to Internet attacks.

    The search consists of three competitions:  Cyber Patriot conducted by the U.S. Air Force; a Digital Forensics Challenge; and NetWars, a vulnerability discovery and exploitation competition.  For details about participating in the U.S. Cyber Challenge, go to:  www.csis.org/uscc

    Update: The Cyber Challenge winner was 21 year old Chris Benedict of Nauvoo, Illinois. Congratuations Chris!

    For more about Internet employment and cyber-safety, see:  http://askthejudge.info/hackers-beware-new-federal-cyber-office-created/1651/  and


    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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