Cybersecurity growth center to coordinate jobs training, business development in Massachusetts

Thursday, September 14, 2017

By: Colin Wood

Announced at the state's first cybersecurity forum, the new center is the latest in a string of state government-led efforts intended to fill a widening skills gap.

"A new cybersecurity training center led by state government is opening in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday at the state's first-ever Cybersecurity Forum.

"The new Cybersecurity Growth and Development Center will be housed at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) as a public organization designed to "connect the cybersecurity ecosystem" and train new cybersecurity workers.

"A Cybersecurity Strategy Council comprised of leaders from the public and private sectors appointed by MassTech will advise the center as it strives to fill a cybersecurity employment gap observed not only in Massachusetts, but globally.

"The state reports that the center will serve several functions, including working with the private sector to provide business development support, facilitating the growth of existing cybersecurity firms, and overseeing programs that "increase the cybersecurity talent pipeline."..."

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