The first of two buildings at the Georgia Cyber Center, believed to be the largest single investment in a state-owned cybersecurity facility, officially opened July 10.
Less than two years in the making, the Hull McKnight building at the Georgia Cyber Center officially opened July 10, affirming an important commitment to the state’s workforce, IT and overall cybersecurity posture.
Galvanized from design to landscaped reality in just 17 months, the Center should quickly enable cybersecurity and workforce gains, Calvin Rhodes, state CIO and executive director of the Georgia Technology Authority, said.
The state’s commitment, he and Michael Shaffer, executive vice president of strategic partnerships and economic development for primary partner Augusta University (AU), pointed out, has been massive — and has risen to more than $100 million in state funding. It is believed to be the largest single investment in a state-owned cybersecurity facility in the nation. A primary motivator is the tenacious global shortage of cybersecurity employees at a variety of levels.