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Florida Southern receives $250,000 grant for cybersecurity education



Florida Southern College has received a $250,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to launch a Cybersecurity Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. The gift will create a program to address the nation’s need for well-educated cybersecurity experts with entrepreneurial abilities, the college said in a news release.

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The grant will create a laboratory that includes a virtual cyber range for customized training environments in the soon-to-be opened Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center. In addition to learning technical skills, FSC students will be able to participate in a new cyber entrepreneurship accelerator program.

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The students will present their cyber application solutions to business leaders and venture capitalists, developing mentoring relationships. Additionally, Florida Southern will host a cybersecurity forum, the release said.

“As we see so frequently, cyber breaches affect business, government, and our economy. Our cutting-edge program will be enhanced further with this generous gift from the Truist Foundation as we continue to develop the future leaders in this field,” FSC President Anne B. Kerr said in the release.

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