Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Are you ready you to be a ‘cyber warrior’?
At the Cyber Defence and Network Systems conference in London, officials from the world of cyber defence and IT security discussed the increasing threat to military and commercial sectors. According to the article from BBC Newsnight’s Science Editor, Susan Watts, the US military are recruiting 10,000 ‘cyber warriors’ with cyberspace seen as an ‘active domain’ for operations. You might not have to be as fit as a normal army recruit but will need to fit into “a professional elite… trusted and disciplined”, according to conference speaker Lieutenant General Rhett Hernandez. Other delegates such as John Bumgarner, from the US Cyber Consequences Unit in Washington and interviewed on Newsnight, regard the need for IT professionals as more of a ‘virtual UN peacekeeping force - in cyberspace’. If you think you might have what it takes or just want to see the latest on the security debate see the full article and Newsnight interview at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/9687338.stm