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.
Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Police have made an arrest in a case this week involving a threat made on the social media site, Yik Yak.
After authorities identified him as a suspect, he turned himself in as the author of a post warning of another – quote—“4-16 moment.”
21 -year-old Kiung Moon, is charged with ‘harassment by computer’ a misdemeanor which could lead to up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. The Virginia Tech senior, a business information technology major, is also banned from campus.
In light of the recent data breach at Anthem and what some believe will be an inevitable cyberattack by sophisticated terrorists, Governor McAuliffe is imploring tech-savvy business leaders and IT professionals to get aggressive. He’s asking them to take additional steps to identify, assess, and defeat threats-as well as to help attract cybersecurity entities to the Commonwealth.