US Marine Recruiting Cyber Warriors
The US Marine Corp is looking to recruit some 3,000 cyber warriors to help deal with the current global mess of state-sponsored hackers and the like.
On Thursday, General Robert Neller told the Surface Navy Association's annual convention that he was looking to raise his numbers from 182,000 to 185,000 in the next Defense Appropriations Bill – and wants to use the extra heads to beef up online and electronic warfare capabilities.
The Marine Forces Cyber Command has about 1,000 military and civilian staff; this needs to be drastically increased, he said. That may mean withdrawing frontline troops that have the right aptitude, training them in online warfare, and deploying them in the world's cyber-trenches, for want of a better word.TheRegister