Fri, March 01, 2024

Cyber

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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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Georgia’s cyber security front-line workers sharpen their skills in Augusta

The men and women on the front line in the fight against hackers have spent the week in Augusta. They have been participating in the Annual Cyber Dawg training exercise at the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. This is the fifth year the center has hosted the weeklong event. Cyber Dawg brings together IT professionals from state agencies including the Georgia Lottery, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The Georgia Army National Guard, a partner in Cyber Dawg, wages an attack on what is called

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Cyber Center welcomes students for unique event

About 100 high school students from Georgia and South Carolina participated in the inaugural Cyber STEMfest at the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. Students from nine high schools, including Lincoln County, Davidson, and North Augusta, along with a few home-schooled students, attended the Sept. 13 event. Todd Gay, director of Outreach and Engagement, said schools across the area, from K-12 through high schools, ask to visit the Cyber Center to learn what is offered, particularly when it comes to education and training. “That’s a big part of our mission,

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Augusta Tech dean outlines future of student cybersecurity center

The woman who brought the first student-operated cybersecurity center to Augusta Technical College sees a long future for the facility. Augusta Tech is the first school in the Technical College System of Georgia to have a Security Operations Center (SOC). The students in the college’s School of Cyber and Design Media get hands-on experience, working with real-world applications. Tammy O’Brien, academic dean of the School of Cyber and Design Media, said the students operate the SOC in a classroom setting. “They learn how to operate and run the SOC looking

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First-of-its-kind security center in Georgia opens at Augusta Tech

A security center unlike any other is up and running with students from Augusta Technical College. The student-operated Security Operations Center has opened at the Georgia Cyber Innovations and Training Center on the Augusta Tech campus. The students come from the college’s School of Cyber and Design Media. The center gives them hands-on experience in the SOC. Working with real-world applications, the students will learn to analyze network traffic, looking for anomalies that may indicate malicious activity on the Internet. They will also learn how to protect the network itself

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Annual cyber conference brings big economic boost to CSRA

The 10th Anniversary of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International’s (AFCEA) TechNet Augusta kicks off today, bringing 5,000 attendees to the Augusta Convention Center at the Marriott. The 4-day cyber-centric conference will generate an estimated $3,990,154 in visitor spending. “TechNet, which attracts attendees from across the globe, is Augusta’s largest conference and continues to grow and expand,” said Destination Augusta’s Bennish Brown, President & CEO. Many businesses have directly benefited from this conference and visitor spending. Over the course of their 10 years in Augusta, TechNet has generated $20.8 Million

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FCPOA (Future Cyber Professionals of Augusta)!

Future Cyber professionals took their first step to a potential high-paying career in the CSRA. This Friday, the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon, Alliance for Cyber Education team, is graduating 65 campers in the annual Cyber Patriot summer camp. Middle and high school students spent weeks at either the Georgia Cyber Center or Aiken Technical College to learn the world of cybersecurity. This is the first year that three camps were hosted. The instructors leading these camps are among the most skilled in the nation from NSA Georgia and the

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