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National Science Foundation gives Whatcom $1.28M for cybersecurity

The National Science Foundation has awarded Whatcom Community College two cybersecurity grants totaling $1.28 million. The $930,000 “Expansion of the CyberWatch West Resource Center” grant builds on funding awarded to Whatcom in 2018 to establish a national resource center in cyber
security education.

The national resource center leverages Whatcom’s leadership since 2013 of the regional CyberWatch West center, which recently changed its name to the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE). NSF also awarded Whatcom a $350,000 grant for NCyTE to organize and convene a national conference on the role of community colleges and future directions in cybersecurity education. The national conference will take place in Washington D.C. in June 2020.

Courtesy of the Whatcom Community College Office of Public Information.


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College program offers cybersecurity classes for local business owners

By Jenna Dennison

Whatcom Community College’s division of Community and Continuing Education will be offering a series of cybersecurity classes for small businesses throughout spring quarter. The classes cater to small business owners and employees that want to become more aware of their online presence, and also focuses on how businesses can protect their online information. Continue reading
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