AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A ‘Cyber District’ is being created in the C.S.R.A.
The Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon is cultivating a new generation of Cyber Warriors and the impact is extending outside the gates.
Cyber Security companies expanding their footprints in Augusta, Ga. means their employees and families are moving into the area. Now the heads of these companies are saying it’s never too early to get children to learn about Cyber Security.
Modern Technology is changing the way people live their everyday lives. While the latest tech toys are simplifying your world, they are increasing the need for security in Cyberspace. That’s where Cyber Professionals come in, they keep your information safe from the bad guys.
“It is 24/7 Cyber, Signal, and Intelligence operations that are happening,” said U.S. Army Cyber School Deputy Commandant Todd Boudreau.
Since the introduction of the Cyber Center of Excellence and now that the U.S. Army Cyber Command is moving to Fort Gordon, “Fort Gordon is going to become one of the most pivotal establishments for the security of the free world.” Tom Patterson, Chief Trust Officer and Vice President of Unisys said.
Leaders are noticing there’s been a shift in the type of people moving into the region.
“Now prominently we have families, that have children, in a high-tech work environment.” Boudreau said. “Guess what they expect in their sons and daughters? A highly technical scholastic environment.”
Many parents are now expecting this technology to be taught in schools.
Boudreau helps run the U.S. Army Cyber School and since it’s establishment the Deputy Commandant has introduced a Cyber Security Pathway Program into local schools.
“I think there’s a big misunderstanding that our kids today really understand Cyberspace and understand this domain,” he said. “They are very comfortable with the technology.”
Boudreau says Fort Gordon will need young minds to trains and join the fight against Cyber attacks. He knows exposure of this technology at the elementary level will only help the future of Electronic Warfare.
At Tech Net Day 2 a panel of Cyber Professionals also touched on the need for community partners when students move into higher level training and are looking for internships.