Missoulian: Daines praises UM, Missoula business leaders for high-tech efforts

Business leaders behind Missoula’s rise as a growing technology center and leaders of the University of Montana received praise Tuesday from U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, who called their efforts on the cyber front the right plan launched at the right time.

Daines, R-Mont., met with 20 members of the university and business communities in a roundtable discussion aimed at big data, cyber security and Missoula’s push to grow jobs in the competitive world of high technology.

“There are two types of companies out there – those that have been hacked and those that know they’ve been hacked,” said Daines, a member of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security. “It’s the right time to be encouraging this and it’s really worthwhile.”


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