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Lege Trend: State Budget to Boost Data Security

Where? Virgina

What budget provisions are boosting data security? Governor McAuliffe says the state’s budget will include education investments for cybersecurity, including:

  • scholarships for students who agree to serve two years of public service in the cybersecurity workforce after graduation
  • increased cybersecurity training in high school including:
    • new virtual, secure platform to enhance student cyber skills
    • providing training on cyberattack detection and defense
    • developing cyber certifications
    • encouraging student collaboration within the industry, to conduct research
    • offering training for active duty military and veterans.
  • higher education fudning for institutions that meet national standards for cybersecurity training

Why the state focus on cybersecurity? “Cybersecurity education is a key component to building the new Virginia economy.”

NBC 29 WVIR| Gov. McAuliffe Says Budget Would Boost Cybersecurity Industry

Lege Trend: State Budget to Boost Data Security

Where? Virgina

What budget provisions are boosting data security? Governor McAuliffe says the state’s budget will include education investments for cybersecurity, including:

  • scholarships for students who agree to serve two years of public service in the cybersecurity workforce after graduation
  • increased cybersecurity training in high school including:
    • new virtual, secure platform to enhance student cyber skills
    • providing training on cyberattack detection and defense
    • developing cyber certifications
    • encouraging student collaboration within the industry, to conduct research
    • offering training for active duty military and veterans.
  • higher education fudning for institutions that meet national standards for cybersecurity training

Why the state focus on cybersecurity? “Cybersecurity education is a key component to building the new Virginia economy.”

NBC 29 WVIR| Gov. McAuliffe Says Budget Would Boost Cybersecurity Industry