Federal Support for Cyber Security Projects
The JSU Center for Information Security and Assurance receives two federal grants totaling more than $364,000 to strengthen cyber security in Northeast Alabama and beyond. The National Science Foundation has awarded JSU more than $229,000 to partner with Snead State Community College to promote cyber security research, education and training in the region. Over the next three years, JSU and Snead will train cyber security instructors to teach and develop curriculum in control system security. JSU has also received more than $134,000 from the U-S Department of Defense and the National Security Agency to be used over the next year to develop an intelligence monitoring system that will help cyber protect our nation’s critical infrastructures such as nuclear power plants, water distribution systems, transportation systems and manufacturing facilities.