Israel accelerates cybersecurity know-how as early as 10th grade

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 11, 2013 02:40 am PST

Amid a rapid rise in cyber attacks on Israel, the state is accelerating efforts to recruit and develop the cyber expertise it needs to keep pace with emerging threats in the Middle East and beyond.

With double the number of scientists and engineers per capita compared to the US and 10 times more active-duty soldiers relative to its total population, Israel already has impressive human capital in scientific fields such as cybersecurity. But now it is also tapping everything from high school classrooms to venture capital firms to extract cream-of-the-crop cyber experts, hone their skills and ideas, and fund their development.

SOURCE: csmonitor.com

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