Toronto, ON…CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation advocacy Group and ‘political party’ for Canada’s tech industry, has announced that its CATA Cyber Group will lead a delegation of Canadian entrepreneurs, government and academic leaders on a best practices tour of the Georgia Cyber Center and to meet with key stakeholders who have brought this endeavour to fruition. The mission takes place on February 20th to Atlanta, Georgia.
“In the last few years, we have seen cities like San Antonio and Augusta making significant investments to build out these cyber security innovation and training hubs” says Katherine Thompson, Chair and Founder of the CATA Cyber Group.
She added, “The first flag in the sand for Canada has been CyberNB and we certainly hope other regions in Canada will follow suit”
CATA CEO, John Reid recently joined CyberNB’s, Chief Operating Officer, Tyson Johnson for TECHNOW interview on CyberNB’s 4 strategic priorities or pillars, with a special focus on the importance of sharing global best practices.
Thompson, concluded “ It is notable that the cybersecurity industry in Georgia generates in excess of US$4.7B in annual revenues for the state. The centre features 2 buildings and over 332,00 square feet of academic, research and innovation space. Canada could realize similar benefits through creating similar business models. “
About the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training
The Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training is the single largest investment in a cyber security facility in the United States to date. The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center will develop and practice protocols for responding to cyber threats and help fill the current and growing shortage of cybersecurity talent in the state and nation. The Georgia Cyber Center represents a unique public/private partnership that includes Augusta University, Augusta Technical College, the University System of Georgia’s research institutions, the City of Augusta, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Defense and other state, federal and private-sector partners working together to meet this workforce demand.
The Centre features 2 buildings and over 332,00 square feet of academic, research and innovation space.
Augusta is also home to the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Cyber School of Excellence at Fort Gordon. The Center is located on the Riverfront Campus of Augusta University and will include the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Cyber Institute designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Advocacy Group and ‘political party’ for Canada’s tech industry, crowdsources ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. Supported by evidence-based research, CATAAlliance then mobilizes the community behind public policy recommendations designed to boost Canada’s innovation and competitiveness success.