FBI's Cyber-Crime Chief Relates Struggle for Top Talent
Source: Ryan Naraine - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Government The FBI's inability to recruit and keep the best available IT talent has proven to be one of the biggest challenges facing the government's Internet Crime Complaint Center (I3C), a senior official said Tuesday.

Delivering the keynote address on the opening day of Ziff Davis Media's Security Virtual Tradeshow, I3C chief Daniel Larkin said the center's staffing problems underline the need for deeper cooperation between the FBI and the IT industry to win the battle against sophisticated cyber-criminals.

"We can't recruit and keep the best available minds in the IT world. They come, stay a few years and move on because, ultimately, we can't pay what the industry pays for talent," Larkin said, adding that the bureau also has experienced difficulties with keeping pace with employees' training needs.

Because of those shortcomings, Larkin said, the I3C spent the past four years forging partnerships with the biggest names in the tech industry to share expertise, coordinate on intelligence and develop best practices and protocols for fighting cyber-crime.

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