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Innovation Summit Connects Students with Cybersecurity Industry in Augusta

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Hundreds of students from colleges across Georgia gathered in Augusta for the inaugural Georgia Cyber Innovation Summit. Hosted at the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, the event aimed to bridge the gap between the academic and professional cyber worlds. Leaders in the cyber industry engaged students with panel discussions and fireside chats, focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

The summit provided students with valuable networking opportunities, allowing them to connect with industry executives and gain insights into potential career paths. Dr. Jermaine Whirl, President of Augusta Technical College, emphasized the importance of these connections for mentoring and professional growth. The event’s goal was not only to educate but also to address workforce gaps in cybersecurity, with hopes of expanding the summit in the coming years.