It’s Time for an FBI Cybercrime College Scholarship Program

by Andy Jabbour

Seemingly every day a new data breach is reported, a new cybercrime effort is launched, fraud and extortion attempts are made, and organizations are attacked from threat actors from script kiddies to nation-states. The FBI has done a remarkable job of working with other government partners, international agencies, and tremendous security professionals from the private sector to counter the persistent challenge of cybercrime. But the Bureau and most American companies don’t have enough resources today to do what is needed, and that resource gap is not anticipated to be closed anytime soon. That reality poses a serious threat to our national security and needs to be addressed.

…How great would a public-private partnership be to develop and fund an ROTC-like program for the FBI to help recruit, train, and cultivate the cybercrime fighters of the future?!

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