Engineering, math investment needed to stay ahead in cyber war

Friday - 2/18/2011, 3:46pm EST

STEM -- the acronym stands for science, technology, engineering and math -- and what the Director of Cyber Command General Keith Alexander says we'll need to stay a step ahead in the cyber war.

Alexander says the country needs national programs of digital literacy and investment in core sciences to ensure the nation's long term security.

And he wants to start that STEM education early at the elementary and secondary levels.

Threat Post reports the General was on hand at the RSA security conference in San Francisco.

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