Schumer to tour SUNY Adirondack’s cybersecurity program

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QUEENSBURY — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is visiting SUNY Adirondack’s cybersecurity program Monday afternoon as an effort to increase federal investments in cybersecurity technical education.

Schumer will meet with school leaders and tour the program, which gives students hands-on knowledge in identifying network vulnerabilities and threats and counteracting with the appropriate security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and the availability of data and systems.

“Specially, Schumer will call on his colleagues in Congress to make greater investments to help train the next generation of cyber security experts to help protect our nation’s digital critical infrastructure which is becoming more and more vulnerable every single day,” according to a press release sent Sunday about his visit.

Built into the cybersecurity program is a curriculum harnessing content from certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security, CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker.

Cybersecurity jobs increased 74% in the last 5 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Congress must upload more federal investments into Cybersecurity Higher Education,” Schumer said in the news release.

The tour will start around 1 p.m. at the campus.

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