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Cybersecurity Education in NC Gets Funding Boost

In order to accelerate education programs in cybersecurity, computer science, privacy and artificial intelligence, Cisco is donating more than $600,000 in both capital and resources to multiple institutions in North Carolina. The goal: To help bridge the digital divide and build up the pipeline of cybersecurity talent in the state.

"By connecting our own researchers and developers with academia, governments, customers, and industry partners we hope to facilitate the collaboration and exploration of new and promising talent and technologies with strong societal, technological, and business impact," explained Anthony Grieco, VP and trust strategy officer for Cisco, in a blog post. "We must give young people in our communities the proper exposure to these pertinent global challenges and arm them with new skillsets throughout their educational journeys."

Among the programs receiving support:

"Cybersecurity is a team sport," said Grieco. "When a community rises, we all rise. We are honored to support these important programs, ensuring that the next generation of talent has cybersecurity expertise and is a priority for all."

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