‘Georgia Trend’ talks cybersecurity, Augusta University and collaboration

A recent piece in Georgia Trend discusses Georgia’s place in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry.

“We hear all the time,” says Michael Shaffer, Augusta University executive vice president for strategic partnerships and economic development, “from the leadership within the Department of Defense and NSA that in order to solve retention [issues] and have the number of personnel they need, it’s going to take government, academia and industry working together to help us solve some of the problems.

“People talk about that, but the state of Georgia said, ‘OK, if that’s what you need, we are going to do that.’ I think we are on the cutting edge. Other people come together and maybe they collaborate, but this is putting people in the [same] building – that’s where their home is. Everything is built to encourage collaboration,” says Shaffer.

Georgia Trend: The Cutting Edge

October 2018

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Emily Lacey is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144 elacey@augusta.edu.

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