Schumer pushes to train 'robust pipeline' of cybersecurity experts

October 07, 2019 07:16 PM

Hackers continue to hit targets across the country, including schools and governments.

As NewsChannel 13 reported back in March, the city of Albany was slammed by a ransomware attack - costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.


How do you stop the attacks? Senator Chuck Schumer says he has a solution - and it's right here in Albany.

Schumer says the students who will be training inside a brand new building under construction are the ones that everyone will be counting on to stop the attacks.

In fact, some of the students are already on campus at UAlbany. They have already begun training to become soldiers on the front line of this nation's cybersecurity.

It is estimated we need 314,000 people to fill job openings in cybersecurity in this country.

Worldwide, 1.8 million cybersecurity experts are needed.

Schumer says he wants a robust pipeline of cyber experts. The hunt will be right here in the Capital Region, and he intends to send federal money our way so the training can be done in both four-year schools and community colleges across New York state.

Learn more about how much money someone in a cybersecurity career could make, by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.


Dan Levy & WNYT Staff

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