The economics of cybersecurity

2017-12-26 18:34:19 | Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center
Georgia jumped onto the cybersecurity bandwagon in a big way this year with the state investing in a massive training center to be constructed adjacent to the Augusta University Riverfront Campus, which is very close to the U.S. Army Cyber Command, the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence and the National Security Agency at Fort Gordon. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced on January 11 that the state will invest $50 million for a cyber range and training facility named the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta that will combine expertise in academia, private industry and government to establish statewide cybersecurity standards. Construction of the 150,000-square-foot facility is underway with the final part of the steel structure being completed in mid-November. In November the state came through with an additional $35 million to build a second facility that will house an incubator hub for technology startups and a training space for state cybersecurity initiatives and workforce development programs, the school reported. Completion dates for both projects was not announced, but the school is not waiting for the doors to be open and has already hosted a series of cybersecurity events and has a full slate of programs for its students.