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Governor #Deal announces $35 #million for #cybersecurity center #expansion

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

 Cyber Training and Innovation was already a big project, but it just got bigger, by 35 million dollars to be exact. Today Governor Nathan Deal annouced a second building which is set to begin its construction immediately.

Augusta University Brooks Keel calls it a pretty sweet deal not only for the students and state but the entire country.

The first building won’t be finished until July 2018. This new second one won’t be done until a year from now, Dec. 2018.

Keel says, “it will allow us to just really explode innovation. “

Innovation that he believes can start a boom for business. 
Not just for business in the downtown area near the building but throughout the entire city.

“Its being able to take this piece of training to provide for the workforce and turn that into a giant magnet to bring in business to augusta.” 
He told News 12, that’s going to bring more jobs and attention to Augusta.

It’s this kind of attention that Augusta University cyber students like Bryce Floyd are waiting for. Floyd is a junior who says he’s excited to get to spend at least one semester in the new second building before he graduates.

“Well i’m excited they’re investing that much into my field, and my major and i’m really happy that they’re thinking about the future.”

According to his school president Keel, it’s a future where studying cyber will transform easily into a career. 
Keel said the new building is a part of a ‘concept’ where students would have class on one side of the hallway. Then after class, they could simply walk over to the other side of the hall for their internship.

New halls, new classrooms, more equipment and advanced labs are all a part of the reason why Floyd believes it made sense to add an extra building. 
He believes Augusta earned it.

“This is definitely, in America, probably one of the leading areas for cyber security. “

What was only an idea a year ago– now is a steel structure with a new promise for an even bigger design.

“When Governor Nathan Deal first announced the 50 million dollar facility, then turned it into a 60 million dollar facility, there were two parts to it, innovation and training,” said Dr. Brooks Keel.

You could say Training is being built.

That’s the focus of the first building.

Innovation is the second 35 million dollar, 165,000 square foot building announced today.

It’s going to start being built immediately and will open its doors in a year.

Augusta University President Dr. Brooks Keel says moving quickly is everything in this industry.

“When you’re talking about lightning speed I can’t think of a technology that’s quicker than cyber, and beyond that cybersecurity. You have to be not just on the cutting edge but the bleeding edge to be on top of the growth with cyber,” he said.

That’s exactly what Governor Deal wants, he says these projects will help make Georgia the leader in the nation for cyber, setting Augusta and Augusta University ahead as well. While the project grows, the schools reach grows also.

“I’ve been saying for a while that’s just phase one, here’s phase two, and there’s more to come on that parcel of land there,” he said.

So the now more than 90 million dollars in cyber investments in downtown Augusta is paving the way for a brighter future from city, to the state, to the whole nation.

 Governor Deal announced $35 million in funding to expand Augusta’s Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center.

According to a release from the Governor’s Communications Office, Deal said, “Given Georgia’s growing status as a technology and innovation hub, this additional investment will further cement our reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of the South.’ When complete, the center will house a cyber range, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s new cyber crime unit and an incubator for startup cybersecurity companies.”

Construction of the new facility will begin immediately. The 165,000 square foot space will serve as a training facility for information security professionals employed by state and local governments. 
The space will also allow tech companies to establish fellowships, internships, and co-op programs for students and employees.

The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) will oversee the construction and the operation of the cybersecurity center facilities. The GTA is partnered with the U.S. Army Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, the Georgia, National Guard, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the City of Augusta to name a few. The GTA is also partnered with schools, colleges, and private corporations.

The first phase of the Cyber Center is scheduled to open in July. The Second is scheduled to be completed December 2018.

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Cloud-Focused Cybersecurity Center at UTSA Aims $5M at Unfilled Jobs

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cloud-Focused Cybersecurity Center at UTSA Aims $5M at Unfilled Jobs

Encryption, access control, intrusion and fraud detection—the fundamentals of cybersecurity remain largely the same regardless of the type of computing infrastructure an organization uses.

But the way IT professionals might apply those security methods to an analog computer versus computing on the cloud vary, for a pretty simple reason: people use different systems different ways. That’s according to Ravi Sandhu, the executive director at the Institute for Cyber Security and a professor of computer science at University of Texas at San Antonio. Sandhu is the principal investigator of a group of researchers that are set to receive as much as $5 million from the National Science Foundation to study cybersecurity for cloud computing, and to train students in the area.

“There is a foundation that is common to cybersecurity across all domains, but its application requires a lot of creativity, innovation, and adaptation,” Sandhu said in a phone interview. “The difficulty is in the system—putting everything together in a large system and accounting for mistakes, especially from human users.”

To explore the subject further, Sandhu and professors from four other departments at UTSA are creating a research center called the Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing. The group was awarded $2 million from the NSF in July to get started and may receive as much as $3 million more ($1 million per year through 2020) to continue it.

The researchers hope the additional cloud cybersecurity training will make students more attractive to tech companies with positions to fill. UTSA announced this week that Rackspace, the San Antonio-based cloud computing company, and Austin, TX-based cybersecurity company NSS Labs have both agreed to recruit interns and part-time employees from the new center.

“We’re excited UTSA has recognized this critical need for talent and invested in the Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing to help educate and train students as San Antonio becomes a hub for industry-leading cybersecurity experts,” Dave Neuman, Rackspace’s chief information security officer, said in a press release. Rackspace, which was acquired by private equity in 2016, has added more customers who use cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in recent years.

The grant was awarded in part to help address a perceived shortage in the cybersecurity workforce, according to the NSF. Sandhu expects there will be 1.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2020. The new center will also work to recruit high school students from the San Antonio area to study cybersecurity at UTSA.

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Hackers target Schuyler Co. 911 center, system temporarily disrupted

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans SCHUYLER COUNTY, NY (WENY) — Roughly two weeks ago, Schuyler County officials say hackers were able to gain access to the communications system for the whole county. The mode of access is now being investigated on a state and federal level. “The New York State Cyber […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Police: Day Care Center Owner Sexually Assaults Two 5-Year-Old Children

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The owner of a day care center in Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with raping at least two children left in his care. Police say 53-year-old Duncan Round of Medford Lakes, New…

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North Korea Tries to Make Hacking a Profit Center

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s state-sponsored hackers are increasingly going after money rather than secrets, according to a report published on Thursday by a South Korean government-backed institute. Cybersecurity experts have noticed a shift in the hacking attacks they suspected were mounted by North Korea. Formerly, most such attacks…

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Apple sets up China data center to meet new cybersecurity rules

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Apple Inc on Wednesday said it is setting up its first data center in China, in partnership with a local internet services company, to comply with tougher cybersecurity laws introduced last month. The U.S. technology company said it will build the center in the southern province of Guizhou with data…

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Fishtech To Build New Cloud Security Operations Center, The Next Step In A Managed Security Evolution

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Fishtech To Build New Cloud Security Operations Center, The Next Step In A Managed Security Evolution

As more companies move to the cloud, current methods of managed security just aren’t good enough. That’s what the Fishtech Group believes, and the Kansas City, Mo.-based security solution provider is ready to help as it announced on Thursday that it would launch a new Cloud Security Operations Center (CSOC). “Our vision is that you have to think differently,” CEO …

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Security Intelligence Operations Center Analyst

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Security Intelligence Operations Center Analyst

Summary: Must be willing to work shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Shifts rotate each quarter. Heartland Payment Systems (HPS) is currently seeking a Security Intelligence Operations Center Analyst to join a growing Security team. We are looking for extremely talented people with a passion for technology and an eye toward stability, flexibility, innovation, and security. The ideal candidate will …

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Security Operations Center Analyst

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Security Operations Center Analyst

You will be working on all phases of the configuration, detection, investigation and resolution of IT security events flagged by the various detection systems in use on our internal and client sites. You will also work closely with other members of the InfoSec team to run investigations into the root cause of security events, escalating to the Technical Security, vulnerability and problem-management teams where necessary.
You will work with various internal and external stakeholders to make sure that the security posture is always being strengthened as we work to continually improve our security configurations, practices and processes.

Ancillary activities that you would be involved in may include providing security-related assistance to internal staff members, running and interpreting the results of vulnerability scans for Technical teams and applying commonly used information security standards with respect to the systems being used in the SOC (eg ISO 27001, SOC2, SANS20).

Benefits:
* AlienVault MSSP Private Starter training
* AlienVault USM Advanced Deployment Training

Qualifications
Qualifications:

  • A passion for real-world Information Security. You live and breathe IT security – you want to be the best. Without this you simply won’t fit in.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a high-performance SOC team in a multinational or cyber-security focused organization.
  • 2-5 years advanced IT security related experience.
  • Demonstrable experience with an enterprise-grade SIEM platform preferably AlienVault.
  • Experience in high volume global environments that handle millions of records per day.
  • Experience in Security Event analysis & triage, incident handling and root-cause identification.
  • Speciality in one or more of the following Information Security domains:
  • Cyber Intelligence Analysis, Threat Monitoring, Incident Response, Malware Analysis, Computer Forensics, Endpoint Protection, Network Security, Infrastructure Security, Application Security, Platform Security, Identity & Access Management, Security Education & Awareness, Vulnerability Scanning & Management, and Compliance & Risk Management.
  • Experience with Red Blue team engagements.
  • Excellent team-working skills, and a “can do, let’s get it done” attitude is crucial.
  • A desire to keep learning, extending your skills and pushing the boundaries of your knowledge.
Desirable:
  • Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana (ELK) experience. Bro and Fluentd experience.
  • Ability to write and understand complex regular expressions (PCRE).
  • Event Detection tools (eg Palo Alto, Fortinet, Kaspersky SC)
  • IDS/IPS (eg Snort, Suricata)

Any security related certifications a bonus, for example CISSP, GCIH, CEH, OSCP.. Or excellent references.

DXC Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin,
citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age (40 or over), or genetic information. DXC’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers
receive equal consideration for employment.

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How new national cybersecurity center aims to make Poland a tougher nut to crack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Juliusz Brzostek, director of Poland’s NC Cyber, explains what the country’s cybersecurity center has been up to in its first nine months of operation. With the NIS directive on protecting … The post How new national cybersecurity center aims to make Poland a tougher nut to […]

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