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CSUSB cybersecurity program receives NSA grant

Cal State San Bernardino’s Cybersecurity Center has received a $10.5 million grant from the National Security Agency.

The agency also named the university’s Cybersecurity Center the community national center for cybersecurity education, according to a statement on the university’s website.

That designation shows the university’s “continued prominence as the premier institution of higher education for cybersecurity education” according to the statement.

The United States has a deficit of over 500,000 cybersecurity workers,” said Tony Coulson, executive director of the Cybersecurity Center, in the statement. “This is an opportunity for over 300 colleges and universities to work together to help solve the workforce crisis including K-12, and over 20 initiatives and hundreds of partners across the United States.”

The designation and grant were announced during a virtual presentation on Oct. 7 that featured Cal State San Bernardino President Tomás D. Morales, U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, Diane Janosek, commandant of the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School, and Coulson.

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