Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday November 02, 2012

DHS Wants Geeks for a New 'Cyber Reserve'

Are you a computer geek? If you said yes, the Department of Homeland Security wants you to join the National Emergency Technology (NET) Guard.

The Cyber Reserve would function like a National Guard for computer-related emergencies آ— a collection of digerati scattered across the country but ready to respond when duty calls. This isn’t exactly a new idea. The same law Congress passed in 2002 that established the Department of Homeland Security grants the department permission to build a "National Emergency Technology (NET) Guard" of on-call volunteer specialists to assist in cyber crises.