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New Op-Ed: "Malicious hackers amid pandemic raise need for cybersecurity"

Stephanie Helm, director of the MassCyberCenter at MassTech, and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, co-authored a column that appeared in The Worcester Telegram & Gazette on how we must remain vigilant against the increased threat of cybersecurity attacks during the pandemic. The column ran on Sunday, November 14th. Read the full piece on Telegram.com or click below.

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2020 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum Highlights Workforce Diversity, Municipal Resiliency

BOSTON – At the 2020 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker lauded efforts happening across the Commonwealth to boost cyber resiliency and to boost diversity in the cybersecurity sector. During his remarks, the Governor highlighted the efforts of the MassCyberCenter to assist Massachusetts communities with the development of contingency plans focusing on cybersecurity, including sessions held during spring and summer 2020.

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MS-ISAC Will Launch the 2020-2021 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

Public, private, and home schooled students in grades K-12 are all invited to participate in this year's Kids Safe Online Poster Contest. Winners of the contest will be recognized nationally in acknowledgment of National October Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). 

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Applications Open for Cybersecurity Mentorship Pilot Program

The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative has released applications for the new Cybersecurity Mentorship Pilot Program, an effort providing opportunities for diverse Massachusetts college students to learn about careers in cybersecurity and develop their professional networks through direct engagement with industry experts. The goal of the program is to promote increased diversity within the cybersecurity workforce in Massachusetts.

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NIST Seeking Input on Updates to NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

The public is invited to provide input by January 13, 2020, for consideration in the update. 

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New Op-Ed from MassCyberCenter Director & Bay Path University President on Diversity in the Cybersecurity Workforce

Stephanie Helm, director of the MassCyberCenter at MassTech, and Carol Leary, president of Bay Path University, co-authored a column in the Springfield Republican & MassLive.com on how a diverse workforce can bolster the Commonwealth's cybersecurity sector.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces the Commonwealth’s First-Ever Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program Awards

WORCESTER– Today, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Technology Services and Security Curt Wood joined legislative, municipal and public school officials to announce $250,000 in grants awarded to 94 municipalities and public school districts across the Commonwealth to provide critical cybersecurity awareness training for over 42,000 employees to better detect and avoid cyber threats. Lt. Governor Polito addressed the group of award recipients at Worcester City Hall to mark the end of October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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CISA: Potential Hurricane Dorian Cyber Scams

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an announcement warning users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Cybersecurity Leadership and New Awards to Boost Workforce Development


BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker addressed the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum and announced new leadership for the MassCyberCenter, awards totaling $385,000 to support cyber workforce development, and a new public-private effort called ‘Cyber Resilient Massachusetts.’ The Forum convened over 200 top cybersecurity leaders from state government, the private sector and the state’s top research institutions.

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Cybersecurity growth center to coordinate jobs training, business development in Massachusetts

By: Colin Wood

A new cybersecurity training center led by state government is opening in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday at the state's first-ever Cybersecurity Forum.

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