Missouri Governor Doubles Down On Cybersecurity

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens recently announced a partnership between the state of Missouri and HackerUSA, a cybersecurity education firm operated by HackerU, a leader in the field of cybersecurity, headquartered in Israel. The partnership paves the way for the company and Missouri colleges and universities to offer programs designed to help technology professionals protect their organizations and citizens from cyber attacks.

“Cybersecurity can be a great strength for our state, and we can create more good jobs for Missourians,” said Governor Greitens. “I’m excited about this partnership, and look forward to training the next generation of cyber leaders in our state through this partnership.”

The Department of Higher Education will help facilitate partnerships between colleges and universities interested in working with HackerUSA to offer training programs focused on protecting information technology systems. Training provided by HackerUSA will meet industry standards and adhere to all accreditation requirements necessary to award credentials to students who complete the cybersecurity training programs.

“We need to train the next generation to recognize and combat cyber threats,” said Ariel Cohen, CEO of HackerU. “Missouri has great potential to be a leader in cybersecurity. We look forward to working with business and education leaders in Missouri to build partnerships. We are grateful for Governor Greitens’ commitment to cybersecurity and education.”

Cybersecurity is an emerging sector for Missouri, with solid foundations due to the presence of the National Geospatial–Intelligence Agency and their thousands of employees in the region.

For more information on Missouri’s growing cybersecurity industry, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.

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