The new head of U.S. Cyber Command at the National Security Agency says he is prioritizing recruiting cyber security professionals, a profession experts say the world could soon see a shortage of.

Now, a group of high school and middle school students are being taught the cutting edge techniques of how to defend America from cyber attacks in a competition called CyberPatriot.

NBC’s senior investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden reports for TODAY.

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