Everything from our watches and furniture to city infrastructure is becoming “smart”. More and more devices are developing the capability to connect to take in data about usage and their environments. While this is making our decisions as consumers and government entities more informed and efficient, this connectivity makes us vulnerable to data breeches and increases the potential for personal information to be more readily accessible. In this way, the field of cybersecurity is becoming more important and will play a critical role in many fields.
The CyberSacramento partnership connects Sacramento businesses to cybersecurity resources to protect their digital assets, while supporting the development of cybersecurity innovations and a cybersecurity workforce in the Capital region. CyberSacramento uses a combination of grant funding, workforce development programs, and public-private partnerships with cybersecurity stakeholders to achieve its objectives. CyberSacramento uses our city’s unique standing as the policy innovation hub of California to bring businesses, colleges and universities, policy makers, and other community partners together to focus on this emerging field.