In the past month, the National Cybersecurity Center has solidified its plans — hiring a new CEO, developing a logo and preparing for its first event at The Broadmoor to educate elected officials about cybersecurity.
But as CEO Ed Rios told city and business leaders during a community update Oct. 20, while staff will most likely move into the center’s permanent home at 3650 N. Nevada Ave. next summer, the nonprofit still needs more data, partners, subject matter experts and donations to maintain its current progress.
“There is a lot of expectation and the problem is: We’re a startup,” Rios said. “We need your help in identifying resources. We’re trying to pull together different entities, for-profit and nonprofit, to bring immediate and viable capability to the NCC.”
Initial capability for the NCC will start Tuesday, Nov. 1. Other progress requires a business plan for the center’s three pillars: the Cyber Institute, Rapid Response Center and the Cyber Research, Education and Training Center. Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is helping the NCC develop its plans.
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