Mississippi creates new cyber unit, names 1st director

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  • He has more than 20 years of military experience in information technology and security.“Director Freeman has a bevy of experience and is well-positioned to build the newly created Mississippi Cyber Unit,” said Baxter Kruger, executive director of Homeland Security.
  • “Mississippi takes these threats seriously and recognizes that there’s never been a more important time to ensure that our state and her people are protected.”Before joining homeland security, Freeman served full time as the cyber operations officer for the Mississippi Army National Guard.
  • “Addressing threats to Mississippi’s critical infrastructure and her citizens is my office’s primary focus, and I am confident that under Bobby’s leadership, Mississippians will be better protected from cyber threats than ever before.”
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A new unit to handle cybersecurity in Mississippi is in place and has its first director.The Mississippi Department of Public Safety on Friday said the Mississippi Cyber Unit, a [+1445 chars]