Mississippi State University Receives Grant to Continue Cybersecurity Program

The grant comes from the National Science Foundation for the continuation and expansion of the university's cybersecurity program.

by Justin Whitmore, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo / August 15, 2017 0

(TNS) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Science Foundation will provide $3.11 million to Mississippi State University to continue and expand its participation in a program to train cybersecurity professionals, Sen. Thad Cochran announced Monday.

The grant for MSU involvement in the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program supports students studying cybersecurity in order to strengthen the government’s cybersecurity workforce.

The MSU project also involves supporting East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) students before they transfer and join the university’s program.

“Cybersecurity is an increasingly important component of our national security. Mississippi State has established itself by preparing students to be well-trained cybersecurity professionals,” Cochran said. “I am pleased the university has secured funding to continue this program for another five years.”

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