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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.

Gov. Roy Cooper announces the the creation of Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, a first for the state and nation, to close the digital divide.

PBS North Carolina, jointly with the N.C. Department of Informational Technology’s First Responder Emerging Technologies (FirstTech) program and North Carolina-based Device Solutions Inc., announces the Small Business Innovation Research grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to continue the development of a new emergency digital paging system over public television.

Each student has received a $2,500 college scholarship from the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and the opportunity to participate in the Cyber Foundations Academy, a multi-week cybersecurity training and certification course.

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