28 Feb '13, 3pm

Cyber Warriors Will Be Embedded in #Military Commands

Cyber Warriors Will Be Embedded in #Military Commands

Troops fighting in the growing combat area of cyberspace will operate from keyboards situated within each geographic military command, Cyber Command officials said. The 900-member Maryland-based organization that is subordinate to the Nebraska-headquartered Strategic Command could mushroom from 900 to 4,900 cybersecurity professionals, sequester permitting. While the locations of the personnel have been decided, the size and composition of the workforce have not. Each military service has distinct cyber support needs, officials said, and Cyber Command, like many information technology outfits, is suffering from a talent shortage. There also is the wild factor of looming budget cuts that begin on Friday unless lawmakers compromise on deficit-reduction legislation. The cyberfighters, responsible for attacking the computers of adversaries and protecting Pentagon networks, are...

Full article: http://mashable.com/2013/02/28/cyber-warriors-military/

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