Terry McAuliffe, the Governor of Va., has created a new commission called “Cyber Virginia” to promote cybersecurity economic development, according to the Va. Governor’s office.
The body will also be tasked with offering suggestions on how to promote cyber hygiene, identifying high risk cybersecurity issues facing the state and providing science, technology, engineering and math recommendations.
“Capitalizing on the advantages that Virginia has in the cyber security industry is one of my highest priorities,” said McAuliffe.
“This Executive Order will lay the groundwork for my administration’s efforts to make this Commonwealth the world’s leader in cyber security and the enormous economic opportunities that accompany growing that industry,” he added.
The commission will be made-up of Secretaries of Technology, Commerce and Trade, Public Safety, Education, Health and Human Resources and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.
The Governor will also appoint 11 other members and designate a chairman and vice chairman.
McAuliffe created the commission by issuing Executive Order Number 8.