Cyber Security

Networking and Cyber Security Academy to Open in SWVA

Nov 21, 2017
Learning Network

A new center for teaching cyber security skills is opening early next year in southwestern Virginia. It’s aim is to train unemployed or underemployed workers for this growing industry. Its organizers say it’s also geared toward keeping those jobs in the area. 

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With only two months until election day, officials in Virginia have decided fully-electronic voting machines aren’t safe. Amid growing cyber-security threats, the Board of Elections is forcing localities to stop using the of the touch screen machines that leave no paper trail.

Rise in Cyber Crimes Could Affect Your Tax Return

Mar 29, 2017 / Flickr



Tax season this year might come with added complications, that’s because of a rise in fraudulent tax returns. Mallory Noe-Payne reports on the connection between your money, and cyber security.



Training Cyber Warriors in Virginia

Oct 10, 2016

The number of devices that are now connected to the Internet far exceeds the number of people on the planet.  And as Cyberspace grows, so do the legions of hackers looking for ways to break in.  Right now, it’s an A-symmetrical cyber war.  But as Robbie Harris reports, Virginia’s Governor has launched a plan to change that by training a new workforce for the growing field of cyber security.


Boosting Cyber-Security

Jun 15, 2015

With potentially millions of Virginians victimized by the recent cyber-attack against federal employees, state lawmakers want to expedite the formation of public-private collaborations that would stimulate research and development in cybers-ecurity. 

Now a Joint Commission on Technology and Science panel agrees—and wants to help bring the best minds in the field together.  Both higher education institutions and companies are willing and eager to make that happen.