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Oh good: FBI says many agents assigned to cyber crime don't know what they're doing


In a sign that everything is falling apart and hackers will soon own America, the FBI is admitting that agents assigned to cyber crime lack the investigative skills to deal with the cases they're working on
. Investigative skills are, I believe, a big part of the Federal Bureau of INVESTIGATION. The FBI report on this says part of the problem is that agents are rotated two different offices every three years so getting them trained and up to speed is hard enough and by the time they know anything, they leave. In interviews with 36 field agents in 10 of the FBI's 56 field offices nationwide, 13 agents, or more than a third, "reported that they lacked the networking and counterintelligence expertise to investigate national security [computer] intrusion cases." Five of the agents told investigators "they did not think they were able or qualified" to investigate such cases, the report said.

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