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FBI Wants IT Pros to Work as Cyber Special Agents

Have you ever thought of working for agencies like FBI and CIA.  I sure have in the early stage of my IT career, but it's not that easy to get into one of those positions.

With the recent happening with what may have been a cyber attack by North Korea and Obama's speech calling for better cybesecurity during 2015 State of Union, government agencies and corporations are getting ready to ramp up their cybersecurity measures.

In a recent post on their website, FBI is calling out for IT professionals with wanted qualifications to work for them as "Cyber  Special Agents".

“The FBI seeks highly talented, technically trained individuals who are motivated by the FBI’s mission to protect our nation and the American people from the rapidly evolving cyber threat,” said Robert Anderson, Jr., executive assistant director for the Bureau’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. “What we want are people who are going to come and be part of a team that is working different, very complex types of investigations and to utilize their skillsets in that team environment.”

Some of the duties that will be undertaken by the cyber team includes: investigating cyber crimes, network intrusions, data theft and denial of service attacks.  I'm sure there are a lot more to their job assignments that FBI won't talk about it in public.
The qualification for the job include passing a rigorous background check and fitness test. The minimum age required to be fit for agent duty is 23 with a age cap of 37. Prospective cyber special agents are expected to meet the same threshold as special agents, but also have a wealth of experience in computers and technology.

Preferred backgrounds include computer programming and security, database administration, malware analysis, digital forensics, and even ethical hacking. An extensive list of sought-after backgrounds and certifications can be seen on the job posting.

However, don't be discouraged by these requirements as there are many other jobs available at FBI for IT professional, and even internship opportunities for students.

You can see the current opening for FBI Cyber Team on this website - Link
FBI Wants IT Pros to Work as Cyber Special Agents Reviewed by Brandon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Rating: 5

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