Cyber Security needs to be a national priority. To that end, more people need to be trained in cyber security. The Vice President of Praxis Engineering told attendees at a Cybersecurity for Business Seminar at Fort Detrick that he would be able to fill a hundred positions for cyber security workers, but he can’t find enough qualified people. The Frederick News Post reports Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) expressed his concern that the U.S. needs “more geeks and nerds.” He says that half the students in the U.S. who are graduating with degrees in science and engineering are from China and India, and will eventually return to their countries.
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