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MSU receives grant to continue cybersecurity program

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Mississippi State University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation that will allow them to continue and expand its participation in a program to train cybersecurity professionals. 

The grant totals $3.11 million in federal funds. The grant for MSU’s involvement in the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program supports students studying cybersecurity in order to strengthen the government’s cybersecurity workforce.

“Cybersecurity is an increasingly important component of our national security 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.”

The grant is a continuation of the program through July 2022. The program is fun by the MSU Center for Computer Security Research. East Mississippi Community College also participates in the program before students transfer.

MSU is one of 16 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

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