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CSUSB gets cybersecurity grant

Cal State San Bernardino has received a $749,869 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The money is part of $4.3 million grant that will be used to recruit 30 students from local community colleges who will pursue a career in cybersecurity with the federal government, according to a statement.

Cal State San Bernardino’s cybersecurity department will partner with Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Wash.

The project is part of the Community College Cyber Pilot Program, which is “designed to increase the level of diversity among students enrolled in cybersecurity programs and allow members of underrepresented communities to engage in the field,” according to the statement.

“Cybersecurity is an important national concern in this region [and] this program will help improve the pipeline of critically needed cyber skills,” said Tony Coulson, Cal State San Bernardino professor of information and decision sciences and director of the university’s Cybersecurity Center, in the statement.

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