Tag: cyber security

Guest experts bring cyber-security awareness for businesses

The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center will host a workshop focused on cyber-security awareness.


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Ken Plum: Cyber security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month as designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Governor McAuliffe announces new funding for MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

General Dynamics Mission Systems will now serve as a sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator through an innovative funding and mentorship agreement.


Virginia cyber security research leading the way towards safeguarding first responders

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the promising results of a collaborative public-private initiative to explore the safeguards needed to protect Virginia’s citizens and public safety agencies from cyber security attacks targeting automobiles.


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Governor McAuliffe signs executive directive to protect against cyber threats

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Directive 5 to strengthen security measures overseeing personal data involved in transactions between citizens and state government agencies and institutions.


Governor announces series of cyber security town hall meetings

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Virginia Cyber Security Commission will host a series of five town hall meetings across the Commonwealth. The town halls are designed to both inform the public on the work of the Commission and also gather stakeholder input.


SCC encourages Virginians to talk to financial professionals about cyber security

With organized cyber-attacks against financial institutions on the rise, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) reminds investors of the importance of protecting the personal information they share with financial professionals.


New accelerator countering cyber attacks by growing new companies

The Center for Innovative Technology announced today that after 16 months in operation, its MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator has launched 17 new cyber security companies.


CIT announces FY2015 solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Request for Proposals for FY2015.


CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.


CIT releases annual report on research commercialization in Virginia

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week the release of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) annual report for FY2014, showing growth in new patents, products and innovative companies.


Governor McAuliffe declares October as TechTober

In an effort to highlight Virginia’s technological innovation and raise awareness about high performing industries, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared October to be TechTober, a statewide celebration of Virginia’s high-tech sector.


MACH37™ launches the fall 2014 class of cybersecurity startups

The MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator announced today the launch of its fall 2014 session for cybersecurity startups.


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Governor McAuliffe unveils major workforce development initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed executive order 23 establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative, which will be led by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.


McAuliffe kicks off meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission

Governor McAuliffe kicked off the inaugural meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security


McAuliffe names members of Cyber Security Commission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the members of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security.


Longwood’s Cyber Security Center receives national designation

Longwood University has been designated a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).


McDonnell tours, opens new MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator at CIT

During a tour with industry and university cybersecurity leaders, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday the opening of the MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator and the first companies to be accepted in the accelerator.


Steve Macek: Let’s not sacrifice our privacy on the altar of cyber security

In the name of protecting us from hackers, computer viruses and cyber-terrorists, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make it easier for sites like Facebook and Twitter and Internet service providers like Comcast and Time-Warner to share users’ private messages and files with government agencies.