The Government Shutdown Affect On Cybersecurity Inbox

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John McCumber, Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy, North America at (ISC)2:

“The government’s shutdown may lead to longer-term challenges when it comes to the management of our national cybersecurity workforce. The Federal government is already facing an uphill battle in the recruiting competition against higher-paying private sector organizations and issues like this only serve to make it look like a less stable place to start a career.It’s also troubling that something as critically important as the National Institute of Standards and Technology is considered non-essential during the shutdown. It highlights the concern that our priorities, mandates and corresponding actions need better alignment with today’s national security threats and vulnerabilities.”

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