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Would your ecommerce website pass the cybersecurity test? Here are 3 things you could be doing wrong

There is no doubt that cybersecurity is a considerable concern in the modern age, both for business owners and consumers.

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Senators introduce bill to improve cybersecurity of IoT devices

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Cory Gardner introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices.

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Kaine leads effort to boost cybersecurity education in JROTC

Tim Kaine and Robert Perdue sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis urging him to incorporate cybersecurity into JROTC training.

Kaine, Wicker announce push for cybersecurity scholarships

The Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act would expand the National Science Foundation CyberCorps: Scholarship-for-Service program.

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Kaine introduces DOD cyber scholarship bill

Tim Kaine has introduced a bill to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce that is critical to addressing growing cyber challenges.

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Warner introduces bill to bolster cybersecurity at publicly-traded companies

Mark Warner has introduced a bill to increase transparency for investors and ensure public companies are prioritizing cybersecurity.


McAuliffe announces cybersecurity training initiative for veterans in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of Cyber Vets Virginia, a new initiative to provide veterans with access to cyber security training.


McAuliffe recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe recognized October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, joining with the nationwide initiative.


McAuliffe announces Virginia’s first cybersecurity apprenticeship program

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the establishment of Virginia’s first registered cybersecurity apprenticeship.


McAuliffe announces $1 million in cybersecurity scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity.

Partnership to create cybersecurity job, education opportunities in Southwest Virginia

The UVA College at Wise and the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator at the Center for Innovative Technology are working to strengthen the cybersecurity industry.

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McAuliffe hosts cybersecurity round table

At the first meeting for his 2016-17 NGA chair’s initiative, Gov. Terry McAuliffe addressed the intersection of cybersecurity and health care.

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Governor McAuliffe announces expansion of cybersecurity apprenticeships

Virginia businesses have the opportunity to stand up registered apprenticeships for cybersecurity occupations.

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Cybersecurity training attracts teachers from the Mid-Atlantic to JMU

Twenty technology teachers from around the Mid-Atlantic are spending this week at James Madison University to learn about cybersecurity.

Senators launch bipartisan cybersecurity caucus

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the creation of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus.

Senators introduce NDAA amendment to strengthen cybersecurity

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act directs the president to elevate Cyber Command to a unified combatant command.

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Governor McAuliffe announces funding for cybersecurity priorities in next biennial budget

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that his two-year budget will include significant funding to boost Virginia’s cybersecurity industry through strategic educational investments.

MACH37™ announces Fall 2015 class of cybersecurity startups

The MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator announced Monday that it has selected seven cybersecurity startups to participate in the Fall 2015 (F-15) three-month mentorship-driven startup program.

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Governor McAuliffe signs executive directive to strengthen cybersecurity protocol

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 6 to strengthen the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity measures in order to protect personal information and sensitive data through the expansion of cyber-related risk management activities.

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Governor McAuliffe announces cybersecurity boot camp for Virginia educators

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that 20 high school teachers from around Virginia will receive hands-on instruction in cutting-edge cybersecurity education tools and methods on July 27-31, 2015at James Madison University.

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JMU to host cybersecurity boot camp for Virginia teachers

Twenty teachers from around Virginia will get hands-on instruction on cutting-edge cybersecurity education tools and methodsJuly 27-31 at James Madison University.

AXON Ghost Sentinel to invest $1.5 million to expand cybersecurity operation in Harrisonburg

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that AXON Ghost Sentinel, Inc. (AGS), a portfolio company of AXON Connected, LLC that provides swarm-based cybersecurity products, will invest $1.5 million to expand its operation in the City of Harrisonburg.

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Cybersecurity training attracts teachers from across the country to JMU

High school teachers from 15 states, including Virginia, will learn first-hand about cybersecurity technology and designing curricula to train their students about cybersecurity June 15-19 at James Madison University.

OPM data breach: Warner, King call for increased funding for cybersecurity upgrades

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Angus King (I-ME), both members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to increase funding for cybersecurity upgrades at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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Governor McAuliffe announces initiative to protect against cybersecurity threats

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth of Virginia is establishing a public-private working group to explore the technology needed to safeguard Virginia’s citizens and public safety agencies from cybersecurity attacks targeting automobiles.

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Governor McAuliffe announces state action to protect against cybersecurity threats

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia is establishing the nation’s first state-level Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).

MACH37™ launches the spring 2015 class of cybersecurity startups

The MACH37™ Cybersecurity Accelerator announced Wednesday the launch of its Spring 2015 (S-15) session for cybersecurity startups.

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UVA professor will probe cybersecurity breaches from several angles

Calling cybersecurity threats “one of the most serious national economic security challenges that we face,” President Obama last week signed an executive order to promote the sharing of cybersecurity threat information between the private sector and federal government.

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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s cybersecurity announcements

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, released the following statement on the new cybersecurity initiatives announced by President Obama in Arlington on Tuesday.

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.

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Robert Hurt introduces bill to protect privacy on Healthcare.gov

Congressman Robert Hurt has introduced H.R. 5610, the Healthcare Consumer Privacy Act, which will enable individuals to remove their profiles from the federal healthcare website, HealthCare.gov.

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.

White paper: The cybersecurity market is ripe for angel investment

The MACH37™ Accelerator released a white paper today highlighting the rapidly expanding market for IT security innovation, the attractiveness of this segment for early stage investment, and the benefits offered by vertical market-focused venture accelerators to angel investors who want to participate in the sector.

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Intel adopts Warner amendment to require report on cybersecurity threats

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today passed the bipartisan Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 by a vote of 12-3.

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Sen. Mark Warner announces retailers to share data on cyber threats

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that the National Retail Federation will establish an information sharing platform to allow the retail industry to coordinate with law enforcement agencies and partners in the financial services sector to more efficiently access information on cybersecurity threats.

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Sens. Warner, Kirk to introduce cybersecurity amendment to Ukraine aid bill on Monday

As the U.S. Senate this week considers a significant Ukrainian aid package, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will introduce a bipartisan amendment creating a law enforcement partnership between the United States and Ukraine to combat cybercrime and improve cybersecurity.

Telos Corporation to create 160 new Virginia jobs

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Telos Corporation, a leading cybersecurity company, will invest $5 million in its operations in Loudoun County.

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Robert Hurt: Healthcare website poses major cybersecurity risks

This weekend, the Obama administration announced that the federal health insurance exchange website is now “accessible for the vast majority of users” after two months of glitches, errors, and bugs. While the website may be more accessible, the administration has not addressed another major issue presented by the launch of this website.