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US Not Training Enough Cybersecurity Experts 112

graychase writes "Homeland Security's cybersecurity director, Richard Marshall, warns that universities aren't turning out enough cybersecurity experts and urges greater scholarship funding. 'Look at all the great football and basketball programs. They're all on scholarships. They're not playing for fun — they're playing for money.'"
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US Not Training Enough Cybersecurity Experts

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  • by Skyshadow ( 508 ) * on Thursday March 25, 2010 @12:07PM (#31612080) Homepage
    We'll just recruit our cybersecurity from the obvious source: China.

    I, er, hear they may have some relevant experience.
  • No problem (Score:3, Funny)

    by oldspewey ( 1303305 ) on Thursday March 25, 2010 @12:07PM (#31612082)
    I'm sure the US can just hire some of those well-trained and eager Chinese cybersecurity experts who seem friendly and anxious to come across on H1 visa.
  • by chill ( 34294 ) on Thursday March 25, 2010 @01:30PM (#31613726) Journal

    Compare apples to apples. Here is an oldie, but a goodie:

    Michael Jordan having 'retired,' with $40 million in
    endorsements, makes $178,100 a day, working or not.

    If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every
    night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.

    If he goes to see a movie, it'll cost him $7.00, but
    he'll make $18,550 while he's there.

    If he decides to have a 5-minute egg, he'll make
    $618 while boiling it.

    He makes $7,415/hour more than minimum wage.

    If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX
    ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours.

    If someone were to hand him his salary and
    endorsement money, they would have to do it
    at the rate of $2.00 every second.

    He'll probably pay around $200 for a nice round
    of golf, but will be reimbursed $33,390 for
    that round.

    He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100- meter dash in the
    Olympics, and about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon .

    This year, he'll make more than twice as much
    as all U.S. past Presidents for all of their
    terms combined.

    Amazing isn't it?

    If Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next
    500 years, he'll still have less than Bill Gates has
    at this very moment.

    Game over. Nerd wins .....

    * * *

    Now compare your average mid-level technical employee vs the jock who majored in sports and see what is what.

Some people carve careers, others chisel them.