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Governor Cooper has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in North Carolina. The initiative is part of a monthlong campaign by the Department of Information Technology to educate people about cybersecurity threats and ways they can guard against them.

Malicious emails sent to the state of North Carolina increased more than 60 percent during the days leading up to the landfall of Hurricane Florence, State Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson said Thursday.

State Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette and State Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson are urging North Carolinians to be cautious of cybercrime before, during, and after Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina's 911 Board has issued a set of guidelines and reminders designed to keep North Carolinians and the state's first responders safer during Hurricane Florence.

Drawing attention to information technology issues is often difficult, Tarte said. Most people are focused on education, health and transportation issues. He estimated the state spends about $2 billion a year on information technology.

Modern education, health and economic systems require digital technology, Gov. Cooper said Wednesday at the North Carolina Digital Government Summit. However, hundreds of thousands of people in rural North Carolina are being left behind because they lack access to reliable high-speed broadband service.

Western Carolina University has reached an agreement with Morris Broadband to expand high-speed internet service to rural, underserved areas of the Cullowhee Valley area near campus through the use of existing power poles owned by the university's electricity distribution service.

North Carolina has been selected as one of four states to be included in the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy on Implementing State Cybersecurity.

Eric Boyette, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and chair of the state's NC 911 Board, helped Richmond County open its new 911 center Wednesday.

Recently, Innovation Center Director Deante Tyler sat down with NCDIT Digital Solutions Director Billy Hylton to discuss the recent We Are NC Gov event and digital strategy in the public sector. Billy leads a team that takes a citizen-focused approach to web and digital services for North Carolina.