Military academies catering to all three major service branches in the US are stepping up efforts to train a new breed of cyber warriors for the 21st century. The Army, Navy and Air Force academies are piling more tech courses on their students, including elaborate cyber warfare exercises.
US intelligence networks are short of IT staff and have had to go cap in hand to the senate to ask them to hire more.
According to the Washington Times, the plague of foreign hackers has become the new terrorism, and the security threat is starting to become the nation's biggest headache.
US intelligence officials have ranked the specter of cyber-attacks as a major threat on par with concerns over terrorism and North Korea.