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Cybersecurity Professional Shortage a Risk to Security

Updated: 03/09/2014 7:04 PM
Created: 03/09/2014 6:57 PM KSTP.com
By: Nick Winkler

Some of the best IT professionals in the area will gather at Inver Hills Community College for a cybersecurity competition that'll test their expertise.

Net Wars, organized by Cyber Aces & sponsored by Unisys, features a simulated attack from sophisticated hackers and tests how well participants can secure a computer network.

The participants were selected after performing extremely well during an online tutorial.

The IT professionals who are participating get a chance to upgrade their skills and also serve as examples to others considering a career in IT.

Right now, Cyber Aces, which aims to fill a critical shortage in skilled cybersecurity professionals, says attracting people to the profession is crucial if organizations are going to remain a step ahead of hackers.


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