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Defending against intrusions in cyberspace

February 15, 2019
In The News

The Digital Age demands a workforce capable of defending us from modern threats. Americans today face cyber threats not only from hostile foreign nationals, but also from hackers, child pornographers, spies and thieves invading our homes and businesses through our computers.

Louisiana is well-positioned to meet those labor demands thanks to Interstate 20’s “Cyber Corridor,” anchored by the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC).

We need President Trump to increase educational resources as part of his fiscal 2020 budget request to support the recently proposed Cybersecurity Moonshot Initiative 1 that demands a whole-of-nation approach. With a boost in resources, Louisiana and the CIC can lead education efforts that provide the workforce needed to realize a safe and secure Internet “for the American people by 2028.”

The CIC connects the cyber industry, federal agencies and educational institutions to develop students and train workers to enter and grow within this cutting-edge field at a time when it is needed most.
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