The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Johns Hopkins University a five-year, $2.2 million grant to educate graduate students about methods to identify and guard information technology systems against cyber threats.
JHU’s Information Security Institute will use the money for cybersecurity training of up to four students every year through the university’s master of science in security informatics course, according to an article published Monday on the JHU website.
“This NSF grant is significant because the funds will support U.S. students as they complete our master’s program here and prepare them to pursue their careers in cybersecurity, starting with service to a government entity,” said Anton Dahbura, executive director of the JHU Information Security Institute.
The grant comes under the Federal CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program, which helps IT students pay for tuition, fees and books.
In return, student participants must work in a computer security role at a federal, state, local or tribal government agency for a period equal to the scholarship duration, according to the article.