A rise in unemployment could be a harbinger of an improving economy, as discouraged individuals reentered the job market. Indeed, the IT workforce topped 4.12 million in the fourth quarter, a record high.
"We need to be cyber savvy if we are going to participate in cybersecurity," says Ed Kanerva, vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. "We cannot hire folks if they are not out there, so instead we train them to be cyber experts."
The hospital that is treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other victims of the Jan. 8 shooting incident in Tucson, Ariz., has fired three staff members for inappropriately accessing confidential medical records.
A New Hampshire radiology practice is notifying more than 230,000 patients that they may have been affected by a healthcare information breach incident involving hackers using a server to gain bandwidth to play a video game.
The NSA looks to expand its cybersecurity, science and engineering workforce. "Our need for these skills is enormous; therefore, we need to be using cool high tech tools," says Kathy Hutson, agency associated director for human resources.
On Jan. 14, a new workgroup advising federal regulators dug into the difficult task of figuring out whether a presidential council's recommendations for electronic health record interoperability are feasible.