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Alabama cyber security programs ramp up amid rising threats

AUBURN, Alabama — Protecting the nation’s infrastructure, industries and sensitive information in the digital age is the focus of advanced research taking place across Alabama.

Universities are boosting their research efforts in the field of cyber security, along with programs that produce highly skilled graduates.

Governor Kay Ivey also recently announced the formation of a new high school focusing on cyber technology and engineering, which will be based in Huntsville. The school will prepare Alabama’s top students for jobs in these in-demand fields.

In addition, she gave a $10 million economic development grant to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to expand the activities of its Cyber Camp, where selected students receive training in technology.

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