This series of virtual events, which is being hosted by students, is designed to help people learn more about an individual's personal security and how cyber risks impact all facets of society.
(TNS) — In recognition of October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month,
This series of virtual events is designed to help people learn more about an individual's personal security and how cyber risks impact all facets of society.
The virtual series concludes at
Members of the public can register for the
During the Cybersecurity 101 seminar, presenters will address a series of questions, including:
—Why is it critical to understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity and how can that knowledge impact an individual personally and professionally?
—What are the types of cyber threats and what makes us more vulnerable to them?
—How do we protect ourselves from cyber threats using various cybersecurity tools, resources, and best practices?
—What education and career opportunities exist in cybersecurity?
The funding provides 28 students scholarship funds that cover their full tuition, any education-related fees and living costs. As part of the program, participating students mentor local high school students looking to pursue a career in cybersecurity. In return, graduates are guaranteed a full-time cybersecurity role at a government entity.
Most recently, the university was awarded a S-STEM grant for $647,527 to recruit, retain, graduate, and prepare 20 low-income, academically talented students earning a B.S. in Computer Information Systems or Computer Science for employment.
"Cyber security is a rapidly growing field. At
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