SC Cyber Announces Expansion Into North Augusta / Aiken County

SC Governor Henry McMaster (center), North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit (left), SC Cyber Executive Director Tom Scott (right), and other officials cut the ribbon for SC Cyber's new office in the North Augusta Municipal Center.

SC Cyber, the Governor’s statewide cybersecurity initiative in South Carolina, announces the expansion of its efforts to include the opening of an office in the North Augusta Municipal Center.

Recognizing the rapidly expanding need for a holistic cyber ecosystem in the Central Savannah River area, SC Cyber will work with local leaders and the community to meet the region’s growing cyber related educational and workforce demands.

On March 7th, 2018, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster formally announced SC Cyber’s expansion efforts and highlighted the unprecedented economic development opportunities available to Aiken and Edgefield counties that will come with the move of the U.S. Army Cyber Command to Fort Gordon in nearby Augusta, Georgia. Governor McMaster also applauded the work of local leaders and the efforts of the Savannah River National Laboratory, the Economic Development Partnership, and others who have already begun laying the groundwork for a holistic cyber ecosystem and workforce pipeline for the area.

About SC Cyber
SC Cyber is a statewide initiative, based at the University of South Carolina with partners across all levels of academia, industry, and government, with a mission to develop the talent, techniques, and tools to defend critical, connected infrastructure within South Carolina and the United States. In support of this mission, SC Cyber creates and offers programs for training and workforce development, education, advanced technology development and commercialization, and critical infrastructure protection.

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