MSU, Mississippi Small Business Development Center partner to provide cybersecurity resources, support

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Mississippi State and the Mississippi Small Business Development Center are partnering to provide free cybersecurity training and resources to the state’s small business owners. (Photo by Getty Images)

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—With more small businesses moving parts of their sales and operations online, a new initiative from Mississippi State and the Mississippi Small Business Development Center is providing cybersecurity resources and support to the state’s business owners.

The MSU Small Business Development Center Cybersecurity project brings together the resources of the university’s Small Business Development Center and MSU’s Center for Cyber Innovation to give business owners the information they need to make cost-effective cybersecurity decisions.

“MSU has a long history of supporting Mississippi small businesses and a reputation as a national leader in cybersecurity,” said MSU College of Business Dean Sharon Oswald. “I am incredibly proud that we can merge these two areas and create an invaluable resource for

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Kamala Harris wearing a suit and tie: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks on stage at the Chase Center before President-elect Joe Biden's address to the nation November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.


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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks on stage at the Chase Center before President-elect Joe Biden’s address to the nation November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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The five designated Main Street communities that were selected had to meet specific criteria, including being located within a declared disaster county with a population of less than 10,000 and a median household income of less than $34,092.

The communities that met this criteria were invited to apply and were selected based on demonstrating project need for the community, ability to provide a local match in funding, and the capacity to implement the project in the community. The five Main Street communities selected include Aberdeen, Baldwyn, Columbia, New Albany and Water Valley.

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