More federal cybersecurity fighters needed

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  • Uncle Sam wants you to fight hackers. Feds are stepping up recruitment of engineers who can help wage cyberwar. Business Week reports demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing quickly. Government and industry executives say they need more cybersecurity employees but are struggling to find qualified applicants. The government’s scholarship program can fill about 120 entry-level cybersecurity jobs, but the feds need about a thousand recent grads to fill those spots.