30 Sep '12, 7am

#security Cybersecurity Students Get Scholarships in US

WASHINGTON: For students seeking to become cyber warriors, the US government has a sweet deal. Full tuition, expenses and a stipend will be paid at any of dozens of universities for students to get specialised cyber security training, in exchange for an equal number of years working for a federal agency. The CyberCorps programme launched in 2000 highlights how desperate the US government is to get people with the special skills to keep computer networks secure. Backers of the programme say it is having a modest impact in meeting the country’s growing cybersecurity needs. “We have a large number of people who are students of cybersecurity, report writers, analysts,” Alan Paller, research director at the SANS Institute and head of a task force advising the Department of Homeland Security on cyber skills. “And we have a very small group who are the hunters.

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