West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Information Security Conference

In honor of Cybersecurity Month a free, day-long program will be offered October 15, 2014, at the West Virginia Culture Center by the West Virginia Office of Technology’s Office of Information Security and Controls for public sector officials and employees. In addition, the general public is encouraged to attend.

The agenda will focus on dynamic presentations, delivered by world-class experts in the areas of cyber threats, effective practices to safeguard computer information, with an emphasis on individual responsibility, accountability, risk management, and privacy issues.

Featured speaker Information:

  • Evan Patterson, Special Agent with the FBI
  • Ernie Hayden, Securicon, Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist
  • Erin Meehan, Program Lead for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Cybersecurity Engagement Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Resources available for your organizations
  • How cybersecurity is an issue at all levels of an organization
  • New cybersecurity trends
  • Cybersecurity myths
  • Prioritizing and analyzing assets
  • Risk management practices
  • Avoiding security breaches

While the event is free, all attendees must register. Online information and registration is available by clicking here.

Doors at the Culture Center will open at 8:30 a.m. for on-site check-in. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 1 p.m. 

Please note that food and beverages are not permitted in the Culture Center Theater. This year’s event will also be broadcast live via webcast. Registration is also required for the webcast.