In their State of the States remarks for the National Governors Association, Chairman and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Vice Chair and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval emphasized the importance of cybersecurity investment and communication between the Federal government and state governments.

To solve the problems of veteran unemployment and unfilled cybersecurity jobs, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of Cyber Vets Virginia, an initiative that aims to provide veterans with cybersecurity training and education.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe aims to encourage greater high school interest in cybersecurity through the launch of Virginia’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge, which exposes high school students to virtual cyber scenarios and the tools NSA agents use in dealing with cyber.

Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, and Oregon will participate in a policy academy on developing and implementing comprehensive cybersecurity strategies, the National Governors Association announced. “Threats to our cybersecurity remain one of the most significant homeland security challenges facing the nation,” said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Cyber criminal attack groups have increased their skills, staff, and resources in the past year, making their capabilities close to those of nation-state attackers, according to a Symantec cybersecurity report. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), released Tuesday, provides an overview and analysis of the past year in global threat activity, including emerging trends […]

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