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Governor Edwards Announces Cyber Security Commission

matters... governor john bel edwards advances the landscape of cyber security in louisiana. he made an announcement today at parkway high school which will impact generations to come.nbc six's alexandra meachum joins us live from studio control to explain, alex?(( alex))governor edwards spoke about the success that's already in bossier at the cyber innovation center.but today he also announced... a new commission that will propel the state further into cyber security. (alexandra meachum)a packed-house at parkway greets governor edwards .... who signed an signed an executive order creating the louisiana cybersecurity commission.15 appointed commissioners will develop state strategies. (governor john bel edwards, la (d)"governors from all over the place, governors from those ivy league school states, the west coast, the midwest, they are always suprised about how much we have going on in cyber security in louisiana and really louisiana and really most of what we have going on in have going on in cyber security is going on here in northwest louisiana." (alexandra meachum)the commission will work with the louisiana national guard's cyber protection team... (major general glenn curtis, louisiana national guard)"the cyber threat in this country is immense and it's growing larger everyday. it is the new space of warfare we find ourselves in. for guys like me, i told someone earlier, if i can see them, i can kill them. the problem is in the cyber warfare domain, you can't domain, you can't see them most of the time. they can diminsh you and take you down without you even knowing it."(alexandra meachum)they want to give the next generation, the tools for this new kind of combat. (curtis) "if you become what we call "cyber-warriors" you become technically proficient in the cyber field, the job opportunities are unbelievable for you out in the private field."(edwards)"i want you to think bigger than a job. these are careers that we're talking about because the cyber threat isn't going to be here just for the next couple of years then go away. it's going to grow every year."(( alex)) besides developing education stragedies, the commission will commission will also focus on protecting state data and breaches in network infrastructure.so there's a big industry being developed that will need new employees. back to you. (( jacque))as part of their second-annual food drive ... brookshires donates




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