This week, teachers from across the state are attending classes at Jacksonville State University to learn about the future of national security. The program teaches educators correct and safe online behavior, and helps them get students interested in cybersecurity jobs. The workshop lasts five days and includes hands-on lessons with the small computers that are connecting many household items to the internet. Heading the program for JSU is Computer Science Professor Dr. Guillermo Francia III. He hopes the teachers can pass the knowledge on to their students. The program is free to the teachers, and is funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Francia says that the federal government realizes the need for people to protect the nation’s cyber assets, and the project should increase the number of students choosing cyber security as their career path.