Hackers wanted: Special ops leaders seek soldiers who can fight the enemy up close and online

Fifth Domain: Already in high demand for their rare and elite skills, special operations soldiers need to add one more capability to their toolbox: cyber.

Leaders in the special operations and cyber communities discussed current and future needs for special operations and the cyber domain during the Project Gray Symposium held recently at the National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

“There are people in this audience who know how to both engage the enemy in close quarters combat, build a foreign insurgency and hack computers,” said a senior White House adviser on cyber. “There are only a handful, and I need help building more.”

Read article