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IUP team wins cybersecurity grant, will train Western PA workers

Jamie Martines
| Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Cybersecurity education in Southwest Pennsylvania is getting a boost from the National Security Agency.

A team of faculty from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was awarded a $212,000 grant from the National Security Agency for a project that will develop a skilled cybersecurity workforce in the region.

The project draws on the expertise of faculty from the computer science, education, English and political science departments and will be focused on training students from rural areas.

Participation in the project will be open to undergraduate and graduate students.

The university was first designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security in 2002 and is one of nine institutions in the state to hold the designation.

Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at jmartines@tribweb.com, 724-850-2867 or on Twitter @Jamie_Martines.

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