SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin says threats to the nation’s networks are growing exponentially and that more cyber trained workers are needed.
The Rhode Island Democrat delivered the opening remarks of the third annual cybersecurity symposium at the University of Rhode Island on Thursday.
He says the U.S. we will remain vulnerable to cyber attacks if government, academia and industry don’t band together to create the ‘‘best-trained cyber workforce on the planet.’’
The congressman launched the symposium at URI in 2011 as a way to bring national cybersecurity leaders to the state. He is a co-founder of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus.
Keynote speeches were being given by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Teresa Takai, U.S. chief information officer at the Defense Department.