One of them is flexible hiring authority for the Department of Homeland Security, like the NSA has. Department officials have repeatedly emphasized it as one of the most important aspects of any legislation.
Paller said that “the shortage of cybersecurity skilled people makes it nearly impossible to respond to the current wave of attacks,” but there are signs of progress.
“We’re way behind,” Paller said. “But we’re not dead in the water.”
Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., poses for a selfie with LSU football fans as she campaigns at tailgate parties on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Buy photo here.