Workshops funded by the National Science Foundation Cyber Infrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot Demonstration
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2 today announced a ransomware cyberinfrastructure and security workshop series starting in june 2022 to be held on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).
In a recent stakeholder survey administered by MS-CC and Internet2 among december 2021 Y January 2022Cybersecurity was the top-ranked immediate priority for cyber infrastructure needs for respondents from HBCUs, TCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
“We have heard our community of HBCUs and minority-serving institutions loud and clear: Cybersecurity threats are a significant barrier to implementing strong and reliable cyber infrastructure on their campuses,” he said. lawrence williams, director of the MS-CC program. “With the support of the National Science Foundation, we are coordinating this ransomware-focused workshop series to ensure campuses have the tools and support they need to bolster their institution’s cybersecurity posture.”
Cybersecurity workshops will provide hands-on learning experiences for HBCU and TCU IT leaders and staff focused on strategies and tactics to improve your institution’s cybersecurity posture, as well as defend and respond effectively. effectively to the growing threat of ransomware attacks.
“This series of workshops also reflects MS-CC’s commitment to creating new opportunities for community and network building,” added Williams. “We want to facilitate new connections and expand the collective experience to help campuses become more competitive, increase their capabilities and participate in the global cyber infrastructure ecosystem.”
The first workshop will be held June 22 and 23 on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Subsequent workshops will be held in Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL; Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina; Kootenai Salish College in Paul, M.T.; Y Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. the workshop in Kootenai Salish College It is presented in collaboration with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). Additional workshops at HBCUs are being considered.
For more information on the upcoming series of cybersecurity workshops, visit the MS-CC Events Page.
About Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC)
MS-DC envisions a transformative partnership to advance advanced cyber infrastructure (CI) capabilities in HBCUs, HSIs, TCU, and MSI campus, with data; research informatics; teaching; curriculum development and implementation; collaboration; and capacity-building connections between institutions. The consortium grew out of a pilot project funded by the National Science Foundation that was awarded through Clemson University: NSF OAC #1659297 “CC* Cyber Team: Cyberinfrastructure Empowerment for Diverse Research, Scholarship, and Workforce Development (CI Empower)”.
In September 2021MS-CC and Internet2 received nearly $3 million by the National Science Foundation for two years to fund a Center of Excellence to advance research cyber infrastructure capabilities and support systems for HBCUs and TCUs (NSF Award #2137123). While the initial focus of this grant is to advance cyber infrastructure on campuses with defined needs through a partnership model, there is potential for additional opportunities to further expand collaborations and support among other MSIs.
Internet2® is a member-driven, not-for-profit advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading institutions of higher education in 1996. Internet2 offers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that harness, integrate, and amplify the strengths of its members and help support their education, research, and community service missions.
Working closely with MS-CC is driven by Internet2’s desire to ensure equal participation of historically underserved institutions within the US and global research and educational communities. The participation of HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs and other MSIs in our shared cyber infrastructure is critical to our collective success by enabling access to the brightest minds, wherever they may be.