Pentagon Drastically Expanding Cybersecurity ForceSubmitted by silentboom on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:04
The Pentagon is expanding by more than 4000 people under the guise of protecting our networks. Notice that they also mention "as well as to expand offensive computer operations on foreign adversaries" aka cyber war. Want to protect our networks from attacks? PUT THEM ON A PRIVATE NETWORK OR DISCONNECT THEM FROM THE INTERNET ENTIRELY! We don't need over 4000 more government employees!!!!
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is moving toward a major expansion of its cybersecurity force to counter increasing attacks on the nation’s computer networks, as well as to expand offensive computer operations on foreign adversaries, defense officials said Sunday.
The expansion would increase the Defense Department’s Cyber Command by more than 4,000 people, up from the current 900, an American official said. Defense officials acknowledged that a formidable challenge in the growth of the command would be finding, training and holding onto such a large number of qualified people.