One of the highly paid professional careers in the US, a career where qualified people are eagerly sought after by private industry and Government Agencies is cybersecurity. This is because the industry has only a fraction of the talent and manpower they currently need. and of course demand for good cybersecurity is going through the roof.
Hence the reason for the world’s largest hacking competition, the first phase of which has just been held a NYU-Poly and which will be finalized in November 2013.
There are over 10,000 undergraduate participants from right around the world most of whom compete remotely, 10,000 smart people who want into cybersecurity.
The part of the competition which has just been completed will cull out 10 teams who will be flown to New York for the finals.
Hacking is super geeky but it is also super, super exciting and the good guys and gals provide an important service to keep us all safe now we have reached an age where countries from around the world are attempting to hack into US Govt and private industry computers.
What needed is a posse of white hat cybersleuths who stop the hacks. See the video about a current NYU-Poly cybersleuth student which certainly makes us understand how cool hacking is these days. LIKE New York student leading the cybersleuth charge.