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Proposal for Cybersecurity Civilian Corps Gets Mixed Reception

October 31, 2018 / Kevin Townsend

Although the U.S has been engaged in cybersecurity for over a generation, "there continues to be organizational and human gaps that leave the nation insecure." Few people would disagree. What is less clear is any realistic and effective solution to the problem. Now the bi-partisan New America think tank, based in Washington D.C. with additional offices in New York City and Oakland, has put forward its own proposal. A new paper, 'The Need for C3 -- A Proposal for a United States Cybersecurity Civilian Corps' (PDF), recommends the formation of a 25,000-strong volunteer force of cybersecurity personnel to cover the whole United States.