Office of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security Seeks Cybersecurity Experts

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 15, 2009  
Contact Information:  Michael Embry

DHS Press Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2009) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced the launch of a virtual job fair to recruit cybersecurity experts—capitalizing on DHS’ recently acquired authority to recruit and hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity professionals during the next three years.

The virtual job fair can be found at

“Effective cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between individuals, communities, government and the private sector to protect our cyber networks from terrorism and intrusion,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. “The virtual job fair will help us recruit top cyber analysts, developers and engineers to serve their country by leading the nation’s defenses against cyber threats.”

Through the virtual job fair, DHS is looking for applicants with experience in cyber risk and strategic analysis; malware/vulnerability analysis; incident response; exercise facilitation and management; vulnerability detection and assessment; intelligence analysis; and cyber-related infrastructure interdependency analysis.

“This will be an opportunity for Kentuckians who have certain technological skills to investigate job opportunities, which will add to the security of our nation,” said Thomas L. Preston, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

Although DHS does not anticipate the need to fill all 1,000 positions, this cap reflects the Obama administration’s commitment to building a world-class cyber organization and competing for the nation’s top cybersecurity talent.