Kinds of cyber pros needed at your agency

Tuesday - 4/19/2011, 6:58pm EDT

Frank Reeder, Chairman, National Board of Information Security Examiners

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Your agency is hiring people to lock down its networks, but finding qualified professionals is getting harder.

The country is facing a shortage of cybersecurity workers. Some experts say the U.S. needs up to 30,000 people. But that workforce just isn't there.

Frank Reeder is chairman of the National Board of Information Security Examiners. He's also worked as chief of information policy for OMB. He breaks down the kinds of cyber pros agencies need.

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