The new face of security

Tuesday, 6 August 2002, 11:44 AM EST

What will the next generation of America's cyber defenders look like? A mom? A dad? An Army national guardsman? A former singer in a rock band? The answer is yes ó to all of the above.

Clearly, the days when the federal government draws its best security experts from the ranks of young computer geeks and converted hackers are passing. It's a matter of necessity. The need for security expertise has outstripped the pool of available talent.

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