Sat, June 22, 2024

Cyber

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North Augusta to host major conference on technology

North Augusta has been selected to host SC Decoded 2024, an annual event held by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, also known as SC Competes. It is scheduled for September 10 and 11. “We are a statewide organization that drives long-term economic future by providing actionable research, network growth, and resources in the tech industry, aerospace, and logistics industries,” Jamie DeMent, Director of Technology & Cybersecurity Initiatives for SC Competes, explained for ABD. “So, each of us has our own conferences and SC Decoded is SC tech’s specific technology

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National cyber director gets Augusta tour

Georgia’s senior senator and the man who serves as principal to the President on cybersecurity policy and strategy spent Monday touring two hubs of Augusta’s cyber community. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga) and Harry Coker, Jr., National Cyber Director, began their day at the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center just off 12th Street. National Science Foundation Assistant Director, Erwin Gianchandani joined them. Ossoff said the visit continues the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to growing Augusta as the nation’s cybersecurity capital. The push began last year when Augusta was named one of

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Bringing CSRA students to careers in critical industry

Latest data from CyberSeek (www.cyberseek.org) finds the demand for cybersecurity talent is continuing to outpace the number of trained workers available for the positions. This is despite the growing availability of education and training programs. Cyberseek estimates workers are available for just 85% of the cybersecurity jobs nationwide. It says there are more than 1.2 million people employed in cybersecurity, but more than 225,000 are still needed to close the gap. This month, the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center is sponsoring a series of camps to get students on

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Nation’s largest CyberPatriot Camp x2

This week, more than 150 students are in town for the largest CyberPatriot Camp ever held. The camp hosted by the Alliance for Fort Eisenhower began yesterday and runs through Friday, June 7. The so-called Standard CyberPatriot Camp is designed for beginners with no prior cybersecurity knowledge and covers topics such as the CyberPatriot competition, cybersecurity careers, cyber ethics, online safety, computer fundamentals, virtual machines, and cyber threats. Following this, from June 24-28, the team will make history again by hosting the largest Advanced CyberPatriot Camp in the nation’s history.

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USCA gets financial boost to help cyber students

USCA has received money from a veteran-owned cybersecurity firm that will fund scholarships for students seeking a career in cybersecurity and computer science. SteelGate, LLC, a Virginia-based company with an office in Augusta, has donated $25,000 to USCA. The SteelGate Cyber Scholarships will be used to provide $1,000 scholarships to high school students in the Aiken-Augusta area. “We contacted about 15 to 18 high schools in the region. And there’s a competitive scholarship for each school, one to two scholarships,” Dr. Scott McKay, Dean of Sciences and Engineering, explained for

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Direct cyber path to Augusta University for GA technical colleges

Leaders from Augusta University and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) signed an agreement creating a direct pipeline for cybersecurity students. It’s patterned after the Augusta Advantage initiative launched in January 2023. Although Augusta Advantage is open to students in multiple areas of study, including business administration, communications, and social work, the statewide agreement is specifically for students studying cybersecurity. The agreement creates a seamless path for students at all 22 of Georgia’s technical colleges pursuing an Associate Degree in Cybersecurity to continue to a bachelor’s degree at AU.

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CSRA firm warns against online shopping out of U.S.

More than $37 billion in online shopping was spent during Cyber Week, the five days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. Granted much of that lined the pockets of Amazon and eBay, but there are two other companies, Temu and Shein, both based in China, that spend heavily to promote online shopping. What is heavy spending? Try $10 million a day on Facebook and Google. Both companies offer products at extremely low prices. Who doesn’t like a bargain? Here’s the rub. Temu is owned by PDD Holdings which owns Pinduoduo, a

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Eisenhower family and top military brass mark beginning of new era in the CSRA

On a pleasant October morning ceremony, when President Dwight Eisenhower would likely have taken advantage of the weather to play golf at Augusta National, instead all eyes were on a ceremony which marked the re-designation from Fort Gordon to Fort Eisenhower, named in his honor. Before his presidency, Eisenhower served as a 5-star general in the U.S. Army, serving in World War I and II. Enlisted personnel and invitees gathered on Barton Field to mark the transition to the name selected by The Commission on the Naming of Items of

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Eisenhower family and top military brass mark the beginning of new era in the CSRA

On a pleasant October morning ceremony, when President Dwight Eisenhower would likely have taken advantage of the weather to play golf at Augusta National, instead all eyes were on a ceremony which marked the re-designation from Fort Gordon to Fort Eisenhower, named in his honor. Before his presidency, Eisenhower served as a 5-star general in the U.S. Army, serving in World War I and II. Enlisted personnel and invitees gathered on Barton Field to mark the transition to the name selected by The Commission on the Naming of Items of

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