He said those employees need to understand malware and techniques for fighting it, such as deep-packet inspection, which involves a very detailed examination of traffic on a computer network.
They must also have a deep knowledge of what network traffic should look like. "There are probably only 18 to 20 people in the [U.S.] who have those fundamental skills," Mr. Paller said.
adj. a necessary base or core; of central importance: the protection of fundamental human rights; interpretation of evidence is fundamental to the historian's craft.
affecting or relating to the essential nature of something or the crucial point about an issue: the fundamental problem remains that of the housing shortage.