Even more on the shortage of information security professionals

Earlier today I was talking with someone who works for a large US government agency. He claimed that they simply couldn't find skilled information security professionals. He even said that they couldn't find them "at any price," something that's obviously not true.

"I don't believe that," I said. "Everyone has their price. I'd really hate to be a government contractor, but I'd still do it if you paid me enough. When can I start?"

"How much would you want?"

"For government information security work, at least $500K."

"Ah."

"Yep, your 'at any price' isn't really true, is it?"

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