In anticipation of the newly developed Cyber Security Center, Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal announced Monday his plans to allocate an additional $35 million dollars to fund the expansion of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center.
As technology and innovation have become one of Georgia’s leading industries, the need for cyber protection has become a growing concern for residents and businesses statewide. The state’s initial $58 million investment was used to create the first phase of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center.
The Augusta based cybersecurity center will promote collaboration between government entities, startup companies, industry leaders, and academic institutions.
While phase one of the facility is scheduled to open July of 2018, phase two is not expected to be complete until December 2018. Upon its completion, the Cyber Innovation Training Center will serve as a training facility for state and municipality professionals within the information security realm, establish internship and pathway opportunities, and advance workforce development initiatives across the state.