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Government prepares to boost offensive cyber capability

Rohan Pearce | July 18, 2016
Want to be a hacker? The government is hiring

"Recruits will be able to do things that most people cannot. They will grapple with complex and unusual problems and will be counted on to find innovative and clever solutions.

"ASD requires a rare mix of staff with specialist skills, adaptability and imagination. These abilities are needed to outthink and out-imagine some of the most testing adversaries and problems imaginable."

In addition to the White Paper boost to Defence's cyber capabilities, the national cyber security strategy outlined new ASD initiatives to shore up the information security of government agencies, including $1.3 million for a rolling program that will assess the security of agencies and $11 million to boost the ability to uncover vulnerabilities in government systems.

Source: Computerworld


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