The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the creation of a cybersecurity fellowship program that will train prosecutors and attorneys to handle emerging national cybersecurity threats.

Fellows in the three-year Cyber Fellowship program will investigate and prosecute state-sponsored cybersecurity threats, transnational criminal groups, infrastructure and ransomware attacks and the use of cryptocurrency and money laundering to finance and profit from cybercrimes.

Cyber Fellowship Program

The program will train selected attorneys to deal with emerging cybercriminal threats and the ability to secure a top-secret security clearance is a prerequisite. All participants will be based in the Washington, D.C. area.

As part of the fellowship, participants will rotate through the multiple departments charged with protecting the country from cybersecurity threats, including the Criminal Division, the National Security Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.

The program is coordinated through the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and the creation of the Fellowship is the result of a recommendation from the department’s ongoing comprehensive cybersecurity review, which was ordered by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco in May 2021.

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