CNBC features the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative Cyber 9/12 Challenge in discussing why more companies are starting to hire hackers:

“We have seen interest from students in cybersecurity and cyberpolicy. CS in general is one of the most popular majors on campus, and the most popular among female undergraduates,” said Allison Berke, who is the executive director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative.

“A newly launched student group called Practical Cybersecurity formed this quarter to teach students practical hacking, computer security and cyberpolicy analysis skills,” she said. “We don’t work directly with government agencies for training, but the student group is planning to enter competitions like the Atlantic Council’s cyber 9/12 challenge.”

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