Grant to boost KSU Information Security Education Center conference



Grant to boost KSU Information Security Education Center conference

KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 8, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: Kennesaw State University has recently received a $50,000 grant to improve its annual conference for students studying cybersecurity, a growing field the university is hoping to expand.

The Virginia-based National Science Foundation awarded KSU’s Center for Information Security Education the grant. Housed in KSU’s Coles College of Business, the center was notified of the grant in July and plans to use it to fund programming for graduate and undergraduate students at its 12th Cybersecurity Education Research and Practice Conference on campus in October.

“I think it will greatly elevate the status and recognition for the work that we already do,” said Mike Whitman, executive director Center for Information Security Education. “It will allow us to begin increasing interest in cybersecurity as a field.”

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