• “Wanted” – hackers to work for federal government.

    Date: 05.05.09 | by Judge Tom.

    Concern about the nation’s electrical grid, stock markets, air-flight systems and nuclear launch codes has prompted the federal government to hire and train “white-hat” hackers.

    The Pentagon plans to hire 250 cyber experts by 2011. Applicants must understand hackers’ tools and tactics and be able to analyze Internet traffic and spot weaknesses in the government’s systems.

    Photo by Altemark (Flickr)

    In April, 2009, the Homeland Security Department placed a want-ad for an ethical hacker who could “think like the bad guys.” Recognizing that the country is not as prepared as it should be in the event of a digital disaster, efforts are underway to protect information networks against attack.

    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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