Friday, January 16, 2015

Biden talks about cybersecurity careers

The Associated Press7:13 p.m. EST January 15, 2015 Military Times

(Photo: L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
NORFOLK, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited Norfolk State University for a discussion on cybersecurity careers Thursday.

Their visit came days after President Obama committed $25 million in grants to invest in cybersecurity education at historically black colleges and universities. Norfolk State is among the schools.

Obama said recent cyberthreats to Sony and U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the nation.

Before Biden and Moniz joined a roundtable discussion Thursday on the workforce funding, Biden and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited a classroom where Norfolk State students were learning about computer network vulnerabilities.

Biden told the students that more women and minority students need to pursue cybersecurity careers.

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