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Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens U.S. Security

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There may be no country on the planet more vulnerable to a massive cyberattack than the United States, where financial, transportation, telecommunications, and even military operations are now deeply dependent on data networking.

U.S. industry, government, and military operations are all at risk of an attack on complex computer systems, analysts warn.

What's worse: U.S. security officials say the country's cyberdefenses are not up to the challenge. In part, it's due to a severe shortage of computer security specialists and engineers with the skills and knowledge necessary to do battle against would-be adversaries. The protection of U.S. computer systems essentially requires an army of cyberwarriors, but the recruitment of that force is suffering.

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