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US Uses Automated Systems for Cybersecurity

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US Uses Automated Systems for Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe United States is currently experiencing a dearth in skilled cyber professionals, particularly in government service. In an effort to make up for the talent trough, the United Staes is looking to automate portions of the jobs that cyber professionals would be conducting, according to ComputerWeekly.com.

Brig. Gen. Charles Shugg, deputy commander of the 24th Air Force, said, “We are working to address the demand for cyber operators by automating some of what they do.”

Both the U.S. military and federal agencies are looking to beef up their cybersecurity capabilities. However, training is a lengthy process, particularly to develop a cyber professional’s skills. The military is planning to recruit individuals from National Guard units in an attempt to plug the gap in the short term.

While generally not the most lucrative profession, the military does offer different opportunities particularly in the cyber realm. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Bob Elder told The New New Internet in an interview recently: “You get to do things in the military that you don't get to do anywhere else. We went to a lot of trouble to train our cyber warriors to be just that, warriors. So, rather than just think of themselves as communications people or intel people, we have trained true operators complete with a knowledge of operational art.  This is what differentiates the military approach to a problem compared to a civilian.”

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