American hackers called upon to help U.S. to fight overseas hackers

April 20, 2009
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General Dynamics Information Technology has announced last month that Homeland Security Department was seeking to hire people, who understand hackers’ tools and tactics and are able to analyze Internet traffic and identify vulnerabilities in the federal systems. It is also known that Pentagon plans to increase the number of cyberexperts it can train each year from 80 to 250 by 2011.

Many specialists stated that the U.S. was not well prepared for a cyberattack, highlighting that the law enforcement and other protections were too outdated to keep threats from criminals, terrorists and unfriendly foreign nations away. Pentagon data shows, that more than $100 million was spent in the last six months responding to and repairing damage from cyberattacks and other computer network problems. (E-Commerce Journal)