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.”
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.