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Georgia Tech Creates New School Of Cybersecurity And Privacy

As a large number of companies opt to work from home, cybersecurity experts say it's a hacker's paradise.
As a large number of companies opt to work from home, cybersecurity experts say it's a hacker's paradise.
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Millions of Americans have been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say more companies conducting business online has led to a rise in cyberattacks.

On the first day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month last week, the United States Treasury Department issued two warnings against cybercrime. Here in Atlanta, the Georgia Institute of Technology recently announced plans to launch a new school dedicated to training the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” host Rose Scott spoke with the interim chair of the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Richard DeMillo, about this new program and the rise in cybercrime amid the pandemic.

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To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.