University of South Carolina co-hosts cyber security summit

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the United States Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the University of South Carolina’s SC Cyber to host a cyber security summit for businesses.


The summit featured experts from law enforcement agencies, government representatives and the private sector.   File image

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the United States Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the University of South Carolina’s SC Cyber to host a cyber security summit for businesses.

“We were excited to partner with the U.S. Chamber and the University of South Carolina’s SC Cyber on today’s summit,” South Carolina Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts said. “When our data is secure, businesses can grow. Cyber security means job security, and South Carolina is leading the way nationally on information security innovation.”

The summit featured experts from law enforcement agencies, government representatives and the private sector, covering threats to the private sector and challenges presented to businesses due to cyber security issues.

“Risk management is an everyday reality. But through awareness, education, and public-private partnerships, we can turn cyber challenges into opportunities to innovate, create jobs, and grow the economy,” Ann Beauchesne, senior vice president for national security and emergency preparedness at the U.S. Chamber, said. “South Carolina is a leader in cyber security. The U.S. Chamber will take what we’ve learned from industry leaders in Columbia and throughout the state, and we’ll make sure Washington hears what businesses need to be more secure and resilient.”

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