Cyber Security

Louisa County Public Schools

With about 35,000 tech security jobs available in Virginia, a small rural high school plans to launch a cybersecurity academy, and it will get a big grant from the federal government to do so. 

Robbie Harris

Of all the ground-breaking innovations Internet technology has brought to the workplace, the best may be, that today’s I.T. employees can be based anywhere.  And that means more high-tech jobs in rural communities, far from the cost and crowds of big cities. A Blacksburg cloud computing company just broke ground on a second building for its growing workforce, more than doubling its work space. And it’s looking for hundreds more employees.

Cyber Security Red

The potential trade war with China over its suspect phones is raising alarm about an even larger issue for cyber security.  It’s not only Huawei that poses a threat, it’s pretty much any device made with computer chips manufactured overseas, which is just about all of them. 

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The state of Virginia is taking steps to become a leader in cyber security. And it's asked Virginia Tech to spearhead the effort.   

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

Tuesday is Election Day in Virginia. Voters will be selecting candidates for November’s Congressional midterms. Officials have been prepping to make sure voting systems are secured against cyber attacks.

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