Cyber Security

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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.   

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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.

Networking and Cyber Security Academy to Open in SWVA

Nov 21, 2017
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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
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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.

 

 

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