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The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Government Data Analytics Center joined The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper in sponsoring the first-ever North Carolina Education Datathon, pairing teams of North Carolina students with volunteer mentors to leverage technology and data to address disparities created by the digital divide.
The order also encourages public and private sector entities designated as critical infrastructure and key resources to report significant cybersecurity incidents to the task force to limit the impacts from an incident and to coordinate an effective response.
The N.C. Longitudinal Data System Governance Board will advise the Government Data and Analytics Center on setting its goals, policy and research agenda.
Any student in grades 9-12 can discover their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science while also earning chances to win college scholarships. Complete details, including how to register, can be found at www.cyberstartamerica.org.
As chief privacy officer, Cherie Givens is tasked with managing risk related to information privacy laws and compliance regulations. The role was created to allow for stronger authority for making privacy decisions and protecting the interests of North Carolina residents, businesses and visitors. 
$14 million in N.C. 911 Fund grants will enhance local 911 PSAPs and three statewide projects. $5 million grants open for collaboration among 911 PSAPs.
Innovations in health equity and 911 calling won national IT awards for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and NCDIT's 911 Board.
With the theme of “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart,” Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to shed light on these security vulnerabilities, while offering advice that anyone can take to protect themselves and their personal information.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern in North Carolina and the United States. Threats are on the rise, but the work force to help defend against them is not. That creates a risk for the state.
A file containing personally identifiable information including 84,860 employees’ names and Social Security numbers was mistakenly uploaded to an internal portal that was accessible to other state employees. It was found during routine scans of the state's network on July 30.
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