Florida lags in cybersecurity preparedness, excels in education

TAMPA Despite the state Legislatures hopes, Florida isnt the “cyber” state just yet.

A newly-released survey of industry professionals about the states digital security landscape found that while the Sunshine State lags other states in overall cybersecurity preparedness, its slowly improving as well as excelling when it comes to educational programs.

“We believe there is a much-needed shift taking place with organizations that traditionally may have been reactive when it comes to cybersecurity now becoming proactive,” Sri Sridharan, director of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, said in a release.

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The survey, conducted by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity and Gartner Inc. in early last year,

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