Advanced Cyber Security Center Launched

As noted in MassHighTech, the Advanced Cyber Security Center was officially launched on September 20. The program was opened by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and featured a presentation from Attorney General Martha Coakley. As described by MassHighTech:

Touted as a first of its kind collaborative effort that brings together stakeholders in cyber security from the government, industry and academia, the ACSC is also hosted at the five universities that make up the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center – MIT, Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts.

The driving force behind the ACSC is Mass Insight Global Partnerships, and that organization’s president and founder William Guenther opened the event and acted as master of ceremonies during the day. But it was Gov. Deval Patrick who started the day off on a practical note, talking about jobs.

“The center represents an incredible employment opportunity for Massachusetts,” Gov. Patrick said. “I want you to see the opportunity.”

Foley Hoag is counsel to the ACSC and Foley Hoag partner Michele Whitham serves on its Strategic Advisory Board. Conference materials and related security resources are available on the Foley Hoag website.