Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is going to host a free skill workshop on cyber-security on, the 24th of March 2018. (From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). It is to be held at Westmoreland County Community College, Commissioners Hall located in Youngwood.
This workshop welcomes all those who are interested middle school. The primary purpose of this workshop is to offer engaging sessions that educate us on the various aspects and problems of cyber-security.
This workshop is being funded by a grant of $120,000 from the National Security Agency.
As per the view of national experts, jobs in the field of cyber-security have increased to 91 percent nationally, and the demand for cyber-security workers in the market is expected to elevate to 6 million around the globe!
IUP is basically a National Cyber-Security Alliance “Champion,” which is recognized by the National Cyber- Security Alliance. The university was rated among the top 25 percent of all cyber-security institutes in the nation. Only four of all the colleges and universities of Pennsylvania were ranked in the top quartile.
IUP is the recent recipient of the grant from the National Science Foundation which is directed to support women and minorities in the field of cyber-security. It has also received many NSF grants related to this field.
IUP was nominated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance in the year 2002. It is a prestige that the university continues to hold to this day.
IUP is one of the only 6 institutions in Pennsylvania who has ever been nominated for this award/recognition.
IUP’s program is very unique as it is interdisciplinary in nature and blends the disciplines of computer sciences and criminology.