WATCH: Gov. McMaster speaks on cybersecurity, announces collaboration

Published: Sep. 9, 2022 at 11:08 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2022 at 11:35 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Friday Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Commerce are making an announcement on cybersecurity in the state.

Speakers included McMaster and Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey. It began at 11 a.m.

Gov. McMaster announced a new statewide collaborative initiative. The goal of the initiative includes improving the ‘cyber ecosystem’ through workforce development. Currently, SC is below the national average for cyber security analysts. The collaboration will look to improve that deficiency in the SC labor market.

McMaster said, “Everything we do in the state relies on cyber it seems.”

Officials said protected demand for cyber security jobs in the state will require 6,000 new cyber security workers over the next 10 years.

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